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Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – Zeta has moved away and our weather will continue to get better. There will still be some lingering effects though.
There remains a high surf warning until this evening. Stay out of the water! The rip current risk will begin easing tomorrow.
It will be breezy today, but winds today won’t be strong. Expect a steady northwest wind around 10-20 mph this afternoon with a few stronger gusts.
The lingering showers are gone as a cold front is moving through. We began the day in the 70s and that’s where our highs will end up. The difference will be a northwesterly wind and lower humidity.
As we move into the weekend it will look and feel like Fall along the Gulf Coast with plenty of sunshine!
TROPICS: The chance the disturbance that will be moving into the Caribbean continues to increase. Now 60% over the next 5 days. Thankfully, this does not pose a foreseeable threat here. Most models take it west into Central America. Also, a series of cold fronts & high pressure will help shield the Gulf Coast over the next week or so. Again, not a concern at the moment, but we’ll keep you posted. The next name on the list is #Eta.
At 4:00 PM Wednesday, Hurricane Zeta made landfall near Cocodrie, LA as a high-end category 2 hurricane. Maximum winds are at 110 mph with a minimum central pressure of 970 mb.
Zeta is the seventh storm to make landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast this season and the third hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana. Hurricane season officially ends November 30, but the First Alert Storm Team will continue to monitor the Atlantic Basin for tropical developments.