Tropical Storm Eta is bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to portions of the Carolinas.
As of 11 p.m. Thursday, Eta is located about 65 miles ESE of Charleston, South Carolina, and is moving toward the NE at 17 mph. This heading with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next day or two.
On the forecast track, Eta is expected to gradually pull away from the southeast U.S. coast.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts.
Eta could intensify a little as a non-tropical cyclone during the next day or so before it becomes absorbed by a larger non-tropical cyclone on Saturday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. An observation at Folly Beach Pier in South Carolina recently reported a wind gust of 54 mph.
Update as of 11 p.m. Thursday, November 12:
Location: 32.3 N 79.0 W
Moving: NE at 17 mph
Max sustained winds: 45 mph
Max pressure: 1004 mb