Hurricane Zeta made landfall on the Yucatan peninsula last night and is now a Tropical Storm in the southern Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to reintensify into a hurricane by tomorrow. We are already tracking rain and storms across south Alabama and south Mississippi tonight.
Zeta is already getting stronger tonight, and you can see strong convection wrapping back around its center on our Tropical Satellite below.
The official NHC track keeps the center of the storm to the south of the Tennessee Valley, but we will still see some impacts. Heavy rain is possible on and off Wednesday and Wednesday night, along with some breezy conditions. It looks like the strongest winds will remain near the Birmingham to Chattanooga corridor. Some wind gusts over 20mph will be possible locally.
Rainfall totals will generally be 1 to 3 inches, but a few higher amounts may be locally possible.
Stay with us, we will have updates as needed during the day Wednesday!