Zeta making landfall while we watch a few other areas
Our look at the Tropics on this October 28th shows another hurricane making landfall in the US while we watch for two other potential systems to develop. First, Hurricane Zeta made landfall earlier this evening along the Louisiana/Mississippi Coast as a Category 2 Hurricane. While Zeta continues moving northeast at 25 mph, that will cut back on any flooding potential as it continues to move across the Southeast. However, the wind threat will extend farther inland with at least tropical storm warnings stretching from the Alabama/Florida Panhandles up into the Carolinas. In addition, Zeta will have a tornado threat for parts of Alabama through the late evening before it shifts to the northeast on Thursday. Elsewhere, we’ll be watching the southwest Caribbean Sea for the next few days for a broad low to develop. If it forms as expected, some slow tropical development will be possible through early next week. We have odds of that future wave turning into another depression low at 30% over the next 5 days. Over in the Eastern Pacific, we’ll watch for a broad trough of low pressure to form south of the Mexican Coast over the next couple of days. Should it form as expected, there’s a 50% chance that this could turn into a tropical depression over the next 5 days.