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Tropical Storm Eta Is Well West Of Florida, But The Soaking Rain Will Continue

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National Hurricane County
The Miami Herald
Tropical Storm Eta was well away from Florida, but its gigantic wind field still covered most of the state.

Tropical Storm Eta’s center is already back in the Gulf of Mexico, but the giant and raggedy storm’s wind field, which stretches 310 miles from the center, still covers half the state.

South Florida can expect another few hours of gusty winds, but the drenching rains likely won’t let up for a while, the National Weather Service said. Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties were under a flash flood warning for most of Monday morning, and the southern half of the state remains under a tropical storm warning.

As of Monday’s 7 a.m. National Hurricane Center update, Tropical Storm Eta was about 80 miles west-northwest of Key West and was headed west at 13 mph. It was still carrying 65 mph winds, but forecasters expect it will strengthen in a warm and favorable pocket of the Gulf by Tuesday afternoon.

Read more from our news partner at the Miami Herald.