5-Day Outlook

In this Aug. 27, 2020, photo, buildings and homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, La.
The Atlantic storm season is less than 100 days away, but the past six seasons have all gotten off to an early start.
Feb. 23• Hurricane
Florida has gotten pretty cold in the past. But it’s unlikely to experience days of single-digit temperatures, the National Weather Service says.
Feb. 21• Local Weather
A record six hurricanes hit the United States this year. But they all missed Florida. It was part science, a hurricane researcher says, and part luck.
Dec. 27, 2020• Hurricane
A day after the storm, residents were left assessing damage and wondering how a minor storm caused so much havoc.
Nov. 12, 2020• Hurricane



  1. In this Aug. 27, 2020, photo, buildings and homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, La.
  2. A damaged street sign sits at the Tampa corner of W Wallcraff Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard on Nov. 12 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Eta. Bayshore Boulevard was one of many Tampa Bay streets flooded by the tropical storm. But Florida could have fared much worse during the historic 2020 hurricane season. Somehow the Sunshine State avoided four hurricanes.
  3. Jai Sommers holds hurricane flags as they burn after being doused with rum to mark the end of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season on Monday in Key West.
  4. The five-day forecast for potential tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean.
  5. In this photo released by the Presidency of Colombia, President Ivan Duque, second left, tours Providencia Island after the passing of Hurricane Iota, in Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Iota moved over the Colombian archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina, off Nicaragua's coast, as a Category 5 hurricane. (Nicolas Galeano, Colombia Presidential Press Office via AP)
  6. An official photo of former Congress President Eduardo Meyer is thrown out from the Congress building after protesters set a part of the building on fire, in Guatemala City, on Saturday. Hundreds of protesters were protesting in various parts of the country Saturday against Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and members of Congress for the approval of the 2021 budget that reduced funds for education, health and the fight for human rights.
  7. People watch the rising waters of the Rio Bermejo in the wake of Hurricane Iota in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Tuesday. Hurricane Iota tore across Nicaragua on Tuesday, hours after roaring ashore as a Category 4 storm along almost exactly the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was recently devastated by an equally powerful hurricane.
  8. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite image of Hurricane Iota, which made landfall late in Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm late Monday and spent Tuesday churning through Central America.
  9. Fernando Vidal, 32, comforts his wife, Victoria Vidal, 32, Tuesday, after going through tubs filled with sentimental belongings which were thought to be safe, but some had been soaked with flood waters containing sewage. The Vidal family had to be rescued during Tropical Storm Eta which flooded into their house.
  10. A dog eats from the rubble of houses destroyed by the passage of Hurricane Eta, in Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, on November 15, 2020, before the arrival of Hurricane Iota. Hurricane Iota is forecast to strengthen to an "extremely dangerous" Category Four by the time it makes landfall in Central America on Monday, the US National Hurricane Center warned, two weeks after powerful storm Eta devastated much of the region and left more than 200 people dead or missing.
  11. The forecast path of Hurricane Iota as of 10 a.m. Monday.
  12. The forecasted path of Hurricane Iota, according to the National Hurricane Center's 7 a.m. Sunday advisory.
  13. The forecasted path of Tropical Storm Iota, according to the National Hurricane Center's 10 p.m. Saturday advisory. It is projected to strike Central America as a major hurricane early next week.
  14. A pregnant woman is carried out of an area flooded by water brought by Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras on, Nov. 5.
  15. The forecasted path of Tropical Storm Iota, according to the National Hurricane Center's 4 p.m. Friday advisory.
  16. Water splashes against the seawall along Pass A Grille Way in St. Pete Beach on Wednesday as squalls from Tropical Storm Eta move through Pinellas County.
  17. Meteorologist Brett Adair has been chasing storms for more than a decade and started his own company, Live Storms Storms, in 2012.
  18. In this Sept. 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the U.S. east coast as seen from the International Space Station. Meteorologists can’t yet predict which hurricanes will become overnight monsters, but as the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Coast continue to warm, residents there will likely face more volatility, which means greater danger.
  19. Sandy Sears, 73, surveys displaced items on the front porch of her home in Oldsmar after Tropical Storm Eta.
  20. Flooded furniture and personal belongings of Diane Carr, 59, remain in her yard at the Twin City manufactured home community at 10636 Gandy Blvd N., in St. Petersburg, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The community was flooded overnight by Tropical Storm Eta forcing some to be rescued by local fire fighters and law enforcement.
  21. These sailboats from Gulfport's tight-knit community of boaters were left grounded on the beach Thursday morning by Tropical Storm Eta. The storm inflicted flood and wind damage across the Tampa Bay region, and rendered some Gulfport boaters homeless.

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