- This Sunday, Tropical Storm Zeta formed.
- Experts predict when Zeta could make landfall in the United States.
- Zeta is expected to become a hurricane in the next few days.
Tropical storm Zeta formed in the morning of this Sunday and could hit a region of the United States in the middle of the week.
As reported CNN, a tropical depression east of Mexico strengthened this Sunday morning and became Tropical Storm Zeta, which could reach the US Gulf Coast in the middle of the week.
Zeta is the twenty-seventh named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The record for the previous named storm at position 27 was from November 29, 2005, according to the National Weather Service.
If it makes landfall in Louisiana, Zeta would become the fifth named storm to do so this year, setting a record, CNN noted.
Zeta currently has sustained winds of 40 mph and is moving north at just 1 mph. The storm is about 295 miles southeast of Cozumel, the CNN report said.
It is expected to strengthen into a hurricane on Tuesday morning.
Zeta is also forecast to make landfall Wednesday along the US Gulf Coast, between central Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle, as a strong tropical storm.
“While the current forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) indicates that the system should weaken below hurricane strength before making landfall, users are reminded that strong tropical storms can still produce significant storm surges. cyclones, rains and winds along the northern coast of the Gulf ”, reported this Sunday the NHC.
On Saturday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said state officials were monitoring the new natural system.
The state was hit hard this month by the deadly Hurricane Delta, CNN recalled.
“We are monitoring this system and you should too. It is too early to know what will form or where it will go, but this is an important reminder to stay alert because the hurricane season is not over, ”Edwards wrote in a tweet.
CNN reported that there is a tropical storm warning in effect for Pinar del Río, in Cuba. There is also a alert tropical storm from Tulum to Río Lagartos, in Mexico, and Cozumel.
A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours, CNN explained.
Record could be recorded for storms in Louisiana
If Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana, it would be the fifth named storm to do so this season. That would be a new record for that state for the most named storms to make landfall in one season, CNN detailed.
The aforementioned media pointed out that the previous ones who did it were Cristóbal, Laura, Marco and Delta.
Additionally, it would tie the record for most named storms that make landfall in any state during a season (Florida in 2005).
Zeta would also be the 11th named storm to make landfall in the continental United States this season, which is the most in a year. The previous storms were Bertha, Cristóbal, Fay, Hanna, Isaías, Laura, Marco, Sally, Beta and Delta.
It is unusual for multiple storms to hit the same location in the same season, but it does happen.
For example, Frances and Jeanne reached the southern tip of Hutchinson Island in Florida in 2004. Harvey arrived in Louisiana in 2017 relatively close to where Cindy had made landfall.
Two storms made landfall within 30 miles of each other, including Hermine and Colin in 2016 in Florida, Ike and Edouard in 2008 in Texas, and Katrina and Cindy in 2005 in Louisiana, CNN reported.
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