SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Zeta made landfall in Southeast Louisiana Wednesday evening as a Category 2 hurricane near Cocodrie. It pummeled the area with heavy rain, damaging wind, and significant storm surge.
This is the final advisory for now post-tropical Zeta from the National Hurricane Center.
As of 5 PM EDT, Zeta is a post-tropical system located over the Delmarva Peninsula and is still producing sustained wind of 50 mph. While the center is tracking well north of the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry this evening, bands of heavy downpours and strong thunderstorms feeding into the storm will continue.
While we are not expecting sustained tropical-storm-force wind in our area, we have been seeing numerous gusts as high as 30 mph. One or two tropical storm force gusts to around 40 mph are possible, even outside of the risk for thunderstorms.
Showers will gradually wind down throughout the evening. It will still be quite warm early in the evening in the upper 70s before temperatures tumble into the 50s behind a cold front overnight.
Storm Team 3 says that will set us up for a nice stretch of fall weather through the weekend and into next week.