Jillian Kurtz

Updated Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.

Graphic courtesy of the National Hurricane Center. Eta’s track as of 1 p.m. Wednesday.

In the National Hurricane Center’s intermediate advisory at 1 p.m., Eta’s maximum sustained winds decreased, categorizing the storm back to a Tropical Storm.

The storm is currently moving NNE at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

At 4:20 a.m. on Nov. 11, Lakeland, Bartow and Winter Haven were put under a tropical storm warning. The warning expires at 3:15 p.m.

A “tropical storm warning” means that sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph are expected somewhere within the specified  area within 36 hours, according to the National Weather Service. 

Tropical Storm Eta is expected to make landfall on Thursday on Florida’s southwest coast.

In response to if Florida Southern had plans in place for the incoming storm, Dean of Students Mike Crawford stated that “discussions are underway and any pertinent information with be forthcoming.”

Florida Southern’s “Weather Updates” website updated with information about  Eta on Nov. 11.

“At this time, there are no changes to the College’s schedule for classes or operations,” the statement read.