Tropical Storm Eta makes an unusual turn as it heads towards the Alabama coast

Gulf Coast farmers are bracing for yet another strong storm.

Tropical Storm Eta is gaining strength as it takes an unusual turn. It already hit the U.S. once last weekend. The system is now expected to hit Guatemala, then ricochet toward the Alabama coast by the weekend.

Forecasters predict winds could reach hurricane speeds, around 70 mph.

Parts of southern Florida are still under water after Eta dumped nearly 18 inches of rain which could impact citrus growers.

Forecasters are watching another potential hurricane that is forming in the Atlantic. Right now, Subtropical Storm Theta most likely will not make landfall, but this is storm number 29, breaking the record for the most tropical storms in a season.


Eta has the potential to be an agricultural disaster in Central America