MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Iota is now a category 4 hurricane and could make a run at becoming a Category 5 before making landfall later today. Central America will be dealing with another major hurricane just two weeks after Eta. Because of this the impacts could potentially be catastrophic.
Iota is the 30th named storm of the 2020 season. This is the farthest we have ever gone through the Greek Alphabet. The storm will continue on a westward track through the weekend and early next week. Even as Iota weakens it will be a prolific rain maker through Honduras and Guatemala.
We are also watching another area in the Caribbean that right now, has a low chance for development within 5 days. It is too early for any more details, but it is just something we are watching.