(CMR) According to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) a flood warning is now in effect for the Cayman Islands due to widely scattered showers across the area.
The CINWS in its update early Tuesday(November 3) the service added that a small craft warning remains in effect.
The local weather service said it will continue to monitor the development of Hurricane Eta.
According to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, Eta, is now a category 4 storm.
The NHC said Eta may transition into a Category 5 hurricane before it hits.
Portions of Central America could receive nearly 3 feet of rain, resulting in catastrophic flooding and landslides in some areas.
Hurricane #Eta Advisory 11A: Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Eta Inching Closer to the Coast of Northeastern Nicaragua. Life-Threatening Storm Surge, Catastrophic Winds, Flash Flooding, And Landslides Expected Across Portions of Central America. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) November 3, 2020
Slow-moving Eta, which has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and strong winds to Nicaragua and Honduras early Tuesday.