TAMPA, Fla — Tropical Storm Eta continues to bring rounds of rain and strong winds to Florida. The center of Eta is moving west off of the coast of southwest Florida this morning with bands of showers, pockets of heavy rain, and squally conditions spiraling across the Florida Peninsula and into Tampa Bay.
These bands of rain and windy conditions will be stronger south of the immediate Tampa Bay area, closer to the center of the storm.
Tampa Bay should expect sustained winds throughout the day from the northeast ranging from 15-25 mph, gusting to 35-45 mph at times. Areas south of the area will likely see higher gusts.
That could mean power outages for the people in the storm's path.
Here are links to the outage maps for power companies in the area:
Monday morning there was a tropical storm warning in effect for the Florida Coast from north Englewood to Anna Maria Island, coastal and inland Manatee County, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, and coastal and inland Sarasota County.
There remains significant uncertainty in the long-range forecast of the track and intensity.
Regardless of the exact path of the storm, rain from Eta will continue spreading into the Tampa Bay area throughout Monday with somewhat breezy conditions.
Continue to check back with 10 Tampa Bay as the system tracks north and the details of its impacts become more clear.
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