After Tropical storm Eta tracked across Cuba on Sunday morning, residents in South Florida have been warned that it may become a hurricane by the evening. Weather reports confirmed there may be "flooding rain, storm surge, strong winds and high surf" in the region.

Eta first made landfall in Nicaragua last week and turned into a Category 4 hurricane. On Sunday, it ripped through Honduras, as well as Cuba. 

The National Hurricane Center reported at 10 a.m ET on Sunday that Eta was only 235 miles south of Miami, and around 90-miles west of Cuba. 

This has caused a hurricane warning and a storm surge warning to be announced for the Florida Keys and the Florida Bay. 

“Eta is moving north at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 125 miles from Eta’s center,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. 

The NHC also has stated that parts of Florida could also see tornados form when Eta hits around Monday morning. 

Those in southeast Florida could see the effects of Eta as soon as Sunday night and the early hours of Monday morning. Flash flooding could occur, but there’s only a moderate risk. 

There could be anywhere from six to 12 inches of flooding, with some areas seeing up to 18 inches, according to the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center

"Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Eta could become a hurricane before it reaches the Florida Keys tonight," NHC hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart told the Sentinel.