LIVE RADAR: Eta lashes Central Florida with rain

Tropical storm warnings issued for several counties

ORLANDO, Fla. – All eyes are on Eta, which has weakened from hurricane status back to a tropical storm before its expected landfall Thursday north of Tampa.

The storm’s official track has shifted and so have the models, prompting weather warnings in Central Florida.

We could see 2-4 inches of rain over the course of the day on Thursday as the system moves over northern -- and possibly Central -- Florida. Tropical storm force-winds greater than 40-50 mph will push through on Thursday.

We will see a 40% coverage of rain on Wednesday afternoon as it approaches.

Expect a high of 84 in Orlando on Wednesday and Thursday.

Rain chances increase to 80% on Thursday.

Rain chances decrease as the system pushes up and away by the weekend, with highs in the upper 80s on Saturday.

Sumter, Lake and Marin County are under a tropical storm warning. Flagler and Volusia counties are under a tropical storm watches.


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