Eta has weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it closes in on Florida, where it’s expected to make landfall overnight.
A tropical storm warning is in effect along much of the western Florida peninsula, from Fort Myers to Tampa and up to Gainesville.
Heavy rain, storm surge and gusty winds are already slamming the Tampa area, where conditions are expected to worsen throughout the day.
Tampa International Airport suspended all operations at 3 p.m. Operations are expected to resume Thursday by noon.
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