NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tropical Storm Eta could impact the northwestern Bahamas as a strong tropical storm or possible Category 1 hurricane this weekend, according to meteorologists.
In an interview with Eyewitness News, Chief Climatological Officer Geoffrey Greene said while the modeling was uncertain, the storm was moving closer to the western Bahamas, including Bimini, Grand Bahama and Abaco.
Asked what The Bahamas could expect if the storm maintained its path towards it, Greene said: “It would be between a strong tropical storm and a weak Category 1 hurricane.
“It will be hard to say exactly which one it will be. At worst, it will probably be a weak Category 1 hurricane.”
Some models show the storm impacting The Bahamas, while others show the storm veering more west to South Florida and the eastern Gulf Coast.
Eta weakened from a Category 4 storm on Tuesday to a tropical storm today.
Further weakening to a tropical depression is expected as the storm moves across Honduras.
However, the storm is forecasted to strengthen back to a tropical storm as it enters the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Thursday night and Friday.
This is a developing story. For more, look to ewnews.com for a later publication.