Double Trouble Again: Iota set to smack same area affected by Eta
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season continues to break records. At the same time, it also continues to get increasingly more cruel.
Hurricane Iota became the first Category 5 storm to form this season. It now holds the record for the latest Category 5 storm to form in the Atlantic, beating out the Cuba Hurricane of 1932 by more than a week.
While the size and strength of Iota are certainly headline-grabbers, the projected landfall is even more noteworthy and devastating.
Hurricane Iota is set to make landfall Monday night as a Category 5 storm mere miles away from where Hurricane Eta went ashore as a Category 4 storm just two weeks ago.
Parts of Nicaragua and Honduras were demolished by Eta just days ago, with that storm bringing 30 inches of rain to some parts of Central America.
Now, 20 additional inches of rain could fall in the same locations.
This time around, Iota is not forecast to reenter the Gulf of Mexico or impact the United States.
However, ANOTHER tropical system could form in Iota's wake by the end of the week. If that system does reach tropical storm status, it would be named Kappa.