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Eta likely to become a hurricane over southeastern Gulf of Mexico

Nov 8, 2020; Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA; A general view as a photographer works from the stands as the winds from tropical storm Eta blows a palm tree during the first half between the Inter Miami CF and the FC Cincinnati at Inter Miami CF Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports/Files

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Eta is forecast to become a hurricane when it moves over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico in the next couple of days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

Eta is located about 40 miles (60 km) east of Marathon, Florida, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

Reporting by Diptendu Lahiri in Bengaluru; Editing by Kim Coghill