Tropical Storm Eta continues a winding path between Florida and Cuba, and is now expected to at least briefly attain hurricane status around the time it makes its closest approach to the Florida Keys. After that, a slow U-Turn could put the storm on a trajectory back toward the Florida peninsula. For now, the central Attractions area remains clear of any inland watches and warnings. Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, and Disney’s Castaway Cay are under Tropical Storm Warnings as the storm’s large but relatively weak wind field extends quite a distance to the north and east of the storm system’s center.
Once Eta makes its way past the Florida Keys early in the week, the U-Turn begins, and the storm is expected to begin heading to the northeast, with a potential second landfall by week’s end near
America’s Armpit the Big Bend of Florida. But in the world of the tropics, five days is an eternity… so there’s plenty of time for the path to be adjusted. We’ll have to keep an eye on Eta as the week goes on and monitor for any future impacts to the attractions area. So your bottom line for now: our impacts at the moment are minimal with some passing rain and wind gusts up to 25 MPH over the next day or so. After that, we’re not certain as to whether our area will be impacted by Eta’s return trip. Keep calm and carry on!