Eta might make flip towards Cayman tonight

Eta could make turn toward Cayman tonight

Eta is forecast to approach the Cayman Islands and western or central Cuba this weekend. Photo: National Hurricane Center

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Watches and warnings

•Small-craft warning is in effect for the Cayman Islands
•A flood warning is in effect for the Cayman Islands
•NWS issued a strong winds advisory

Forecasters continue to project a northeast turn for tropical depression Eta later Thursday and Friday morning, putting Cayman in the path of the weather system which is expected to re-intensify when it leaves Central America.

The depression was 497 miles south-southwest of Grand Cayman as of 3am Thursday. It’s moving west-northwest at eight miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph.

A west-northwestward to northwestward motion is expected Thursday, the Miami-based NHC said, with a turn toward the north, and then toward the northeast,…