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National Hurricane Center issues tropical storm watch for parts of Tampa Bay as Eta continues its ap

Eta regained tropical storm strength Saturday morning. The storm currently has winds of 65 mph and is moving northeast at 13 mph, about 140 miles west-southw...

Tampa weather forecasters are in agreement on Eta’s impact for the Tampa area. We’re going to get wet tomorrow. Florida will start seeing the worst of Eta tonight. Amanda Holly from Channel 8 says it could reach hurricane strength by the time Eta passes over the Florida Keys tonight.

What happens next is where there’s still uncertainty. Eta is expected to make a left turn and head into the Gulf. That means big downpours and heavy winds for us here in the Tampa area Monday. But South Florida will see more of the nasty stuff than we will.

Spectrum Bay News 9 reports that a tropical-storm watch is posted for Manatee and Sarasota County. Channel 8’s forecasters said this morning Eta could mean rain spells all week.

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