ORLANDO, Fla. – There’s no rest for the weary in the tropics.
Tropical Depression No. 29, which formed Saturday over the central Caribbean Sea, has strengthened into Tropical Storm Eta, according to the National Hurricane Center.
As of 11 p.m. Saturday, Eta was 270 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and was heading west at 15 mph. Forecasters said maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph with higher gusts.
Additional strengthening is forecast, and Eta is expected to become a hurricane by Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The center of the cyclone is expected to be near the northeastern coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras by Monday night, forecasters said.
Hurricane season runs through Nov. 30.