NHC: Zeta Will Hit Louisiana Coast as a Possible Category 2 Hurricane Late Wednesday
By Space Coast Daily // October 27, 2020
hurricane warnings effect from central Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – Zeta, the 27th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, is now over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico where it will intensify into a hurricane before approaching the Louisiana coast near Houma late Wednesday night.
Zeta will be the fifth named storm of the season to hit Louisiana, and hurricane warnings are in effect on the Gulf Coast from central Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border.
As of Tuesday afternoon, The National Hurricane Center said the storm’s maximum sustained winds were 65 mph as it moved over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday evening and Zeta could reach Category 2 hurricane strength with sustained winds between 96 – 110 mph as it moves over the warm waters of the Gulf.