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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG)- Good Afternoon Gulf Coast! We are seeing mostly cloudy skies starting out our afternoon.
This afternoon will be in the upper 70s with no chance of rain in the forecast. If you are heading down to the beach there is a moderate risk for rip currents. There is no chance of rain for your Monday forecast as well but highs will be in the low 80s.
We are tracking tropical storm Zeta is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico by Monday into Tuesday. That is where the uncertainty lies as to where the system will end up along the Gulf Coast. The current NHC forecast has Zeta strengthening into a low-end category 1 hurricane by Tuesday morning. Due to some wind shear and cooler Gulf waters, NHC possibly has Zeta weakening to below hurricane status as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast. Regardless of the strength we should all prepare the same way. We should activate our disaster plan and prepare here along the Gulf Coast.