Tropical Storm Iota forecast to become major hurricane
Iota is expected to hit Central America as a major hurricane early next week, bringing up to 30 inches of rain.
Storm watches and warnings are in effect along Florida's Gulf Coast as residents brace for Tropical Storm Eta to make another impact. Heavy rainfall and severe flooding have been seen across the southern part of the state. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN with the latest forecast. A soaking rain is likely on October 29 across the DMV as Tropical Storm Zeta's remnants team up with a cold front to bring tropical downpours to the area. Washington and its surrounding areas could see up to three inches of rain depending on how things come together, with a few spots potentially even receiving more.
Though showers may begin Wednesday night, the heaviest looks to fall Thursday afternoon and evening, with a few showers lingering into Friday. Tropical Storm Eta hasn't let up yet as it's on the path to hit Florida, brining along torrential rain and hazardous storm surge. Tornado warnings were also in effect. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN's Lana Zak with the latest. Packing record-breaking winds and unleashing torrential floods, storm Iota hit Central America on Tuesday, causing swollen rivers to burst their banks, flipping roofs onto streets, and killing at least three people.