Tropical Storm Zeta moving off Yucatan Peninsula, forecast to re-intensify, impact US Gulf Coast as a hurricane

Zeta’s center is forecast to move over the southern Gulf of Mexico later Tuesday morning, and over the central Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night where it should re-intensify to a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Zeta is forecast to approach the U.S. Gulf Coast Wednesday, and make landfall within the hurricane warning area late Wednesday, the NHC said. Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is forecast for the Central U.S. Gulf Coast, as well as the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states. Previously, the NHC thought Zeta would lose intensity again due to a loss of warm water while approaching the Gulf Coast. However, storm models have adjusted that prediction, and forecasters now predict Zeta to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane.

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