NHC: Zeta Now Tropical Storm, Could Hit Gulf Coast as Hurricane Late Next Week

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Zeta is 27th named storm of season and earliest in recorded history

The National Hurricane Center reports that Tropical Storm Zeta developed over the western Caribbean overnight and it is expected to move towards the central Gulf, remaining away from Brevard County.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The National Hurricane Center reports that Tropical Storm Zeta developed over the western Caribbean overnight and it is expected to move towards the central Gulf, remaining away from Brevard County.

Unfortunately for the Gulf  Coast, Zeta could hit the area as a hurricane late next week.

Currently, the system has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is nearly stationary, but expected to reorganize and move to the north-northwest later today.

In 2005, Zeta was the furthest into the Greek alphabet the Atlantic season had ever gone. Zeta is the 27th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and the earliest in recorded history.

BREVARD COUNTY WEATHER LOOK-AHEAD

The Brevard County weather forecast for Sunday calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Skies will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85, light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

■ Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

■ Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

■ Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

■ Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

■ Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

■ Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

■ Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

■ Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

■ Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph.

■ Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

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