Zeta weakens to a tropical storm
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Update: 29th of October, 8:30 a.m. UTC
Zeta continues its fast movement at 85 km/h (53 mph) along the southeastern U.S. with maximum winds 85 km/h.
Strong damaging winds can be still expected across parts of Carolinas and southeastern Virginia during this afternoon, local time.
Heavy rainfall is expected over Ohio Valley and central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic. Rainfall can cause flash, urban or river flooding.
Update: 29th of October, 9:00 a.m. UTC
Zeta downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday, after making landfall on Louisiana as Cat.2 hurricane.
Hurricane storm surge and tropical storm warnings have been dropped, only tropical storm warning remains for Navarre to Walton/Bay County Line Florida.
Storm is moving quickly inland at speed of 63 km/h (39 mph) and can still bring strong damaging winds across northeastern Alabama, northern Georgia, the Carolinas and southeastern Virginia.
Update: 28th of October, 11:00 p.m. UTC
Zeta made a landfall as Category 2 storm on the Louisiana Coast with winds of 175 km/h (110 mph). Storm is bringing life-threatening storm surge and strong winds to the Gulf Coast.
Strong gusty winds will spread across southeastern Mississippi, Alabama, northern Georgia, the Carolinas and southeastern Virginia during tonight and Thursday.
Hurricane warning is issued for southeastern Louisiana coast and Mississippi coast, where extremely dangerous hurricane conditions are spreading.
Tropical storm conditions will occur along Alabama and far western Florida Panhandle.
Update: 28th of October, 9:00 a.m. UTC
Hurricane Zeta is moving toward the north-northwest near 17 mph (38 km/h). The center of the system will approach the northern Gulf coast this morning and make landfall in southeastern Louisiana this afternoon. Then Zeta will move close to the Mississippi coast this evening and move across the southeastern and eastern United States on Thursday, local time.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gust. It is forecasted that Zeta will strengthen and reach the northern Gulf Coast as a hurricane before weakening over the southeastern United States on Thursday.
A life-threatening storm is expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast by late today. Hurricane conditions are expected this afternoon between Morgan City, Louisiana, and the Mississippi/Alabama border. Zeta will bring heavy rainfall that will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding and damaging winds in the affected area
Update: 27th of October, 10:00 p.m. UTC
Zeta weakened to a tropical storm by its landfall overnight on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula to maximum sustainable winds of 100 km/h (65 mph). It is travelling northwest at 22 km/h (14 mph).
According to the forecast, Zeta will regain its strength back to hurricane Category 1 on its way to the Gulf of Mexico.
Zeta will likely make landfall on the northern Gulf Coast late Wednesday afternoon or night.
Update: 27th of October, 10:00 a.m. UTC
Zeta made landfall in Mexico on Monday night as Category 1 hurricane, striking the Yucatán Peninsula north of Tulum, Mexico with heavy rainfall and storm surge.
Hurricane warnings are in effect for Punta Allen to Progreso, Mexico, and Cozumel.
Zeta is expected to lose its strength as it moves further across Yucatán, but it will probably still remain Cat.1 hurricane upon its landfall between the Mississippi River Delta and Mobile, Alabama, Wednesday evening.
Update: 26th of October, 11:00 p.m. UTC
Zeta has become a hurricane and is moving northwest at speed of 17 km/h (10 mph) with maximum winds 130 km/h (80 mph).
The storm is predicted to make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula near Cancun and Cozumel on Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Update: 25th of October, 10:00 a.m. UTC
Tropical storm named Zeta is moving near 18.7N 84.3W with maximum winds 110 km/h (70 mph). Zeta is forecast to approach the Yucatan Peninsula by late Monday morning local time and can possibly reach the hurricane strength.
Hurricane conditions and storm surge can be expected over portions of the northern Yucatan Peninsula and tropical storm conditions over western Cuba later today.
Later in the week, Zeta is expected to reach the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday as a hurricane or near the hurricane strength.
Impacts would be storm surge, rainfall and strong winds in areas from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.