Tracking the Tropics: Eta continues to flood Florida, record-breaking Theta forms

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tropical Storm Eta brought major flooding to South Florida after making landfall in the Florida Keys late Sunday night.

With outer rainbands extending outward up to 310 miles from its center, Eta soaked much of South Florida Monday, including the Tampa Bay area, and caused flash flooding in cities like Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Although the storm has moved away from Florida, the risk of flooding has continued into Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said.

At 5 a.m. ET Tuesday, Eta was stationary about 80 miles north-northwest of the western tip of Cuba, and had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.

Eta will remain stalled until Tuesday evening when it begins a slow northward crawl up the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to weaken on Tuesday. Tampa Bay is no longer in the cone of uncertainty with the storm shifting farther west.

Eta could dump an additional 1 to 5 inches of rain on portions of South Florida and western Cuba on Tuesday, with some areas seeing isolated amounts of 20 to 25 inches.

Subtropical Storm Theta

Forecasters are also monitoring Subtropical Storm Theta, which formed over the northeastern Atlantic on Monday night,

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