Tropical Storm Zeta Headed for the Louisiana Coast
A Tropical Storm is entering the Gulf of Mexico and one of the coldest fronts of the year is about to spill down into the Crossroads. Both weather events appear in the photo above.
Tropical Storm Zeta is going to head into the Gulf of Mexico after passing over the Yucatan Peninsula this week. Once Zeta gets back over the open waters of the Gulf it is expected to become a Category 1 Hurricane. Right now the National Hurricane Center is predicting a Louisiana/Mississippi landfall. Zeta is expected to strengthen from a Tropical Storm to a Hurricane by this evening.
While Zeta appears ready to cross the Yucatan and head due North, over on our side of the Gulf Coast here in Texas we will start to see some minor coastal flooding by Tuesday night as swells from Zeta begin to show up. A high risk of rip currents may occur Wednesday on our Gulf-facing beaches of the mid-Texas coast.
Thankfully, Tropical Storm Zeta is not expected to impact coastal Texas at this time. What we will be seeing by the end of the day today is another cold front spilling into South Texas that will make you wish you grabbed a jacket before you left the house in the morning.
In the Crossroads, the overnight lows will dip into the low to mid 50's a few times over the week ahead, with daytime high temperatures only reaching the 60s and 70s for the week ahead. In fact, we won't see the temps head back into the low 80s until early November.