Storm Zeta Strengthened Overnight; Landfall In Louisiana Expected

“Tropical Storm Zeta rapidly strengthened overnight and is expected to become a hurricane soon, the National Hurricane Center said Monday morning.

Zeta should move into the Gulf and make landfall Wednesday in Louisiana, according to the five-day track.

The storm is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength when it approaches the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and forecasters said there is an increasing risk of storm surge, rainfall and wind impacts from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle. “

Carlie Kollath Wells reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune October 26, 2020.