The remnants of Zeta will likely bring rain to the Mid-South

The remnants of Zeta will likely bring rain to the Mid-South
Futurecast Zeta rain (Source: Futurecast)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Zeta became the 27th named storm of the 2020 season. Zeta is the third storm to make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula and will be the 5th storm to make landfall along the Louisiana coast.

NHC Zeta Track
NHC Zeta Track (Source: NHC)

Zeta is moving away from the Yucatan after making landfall as a category 1 on Monday night. The storm brought torrential rain and storm surge. Three weeks ago the Yucatan was struck by Hurricane Delta.

NHC Zeta Track
NHC Zeta Track (Source: NHC)

Zeta is moving northwest and will likely strengthen back to a category 1 before making another landfall along the Louisiana coast Wednesday evening.

National Hurricane Zeta Track
National Hurricane Zeta Track (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

The current track of Zeta will mean that some of the outer rain bands will move across the Mid-South Wednesday & Thursday.

Futurecast rain from Zeta
Futurecast rain from Zeta (Source: WMC First Alert Wx)

Rain will move in Wednesday morning and some of it could be heavy at times.

Futurecast Zeta rain
Futurecast Zeta rain (Source: Futurecast)

Periods of off and on rain will be likely for most of the day Wednesday.

Futurecast rain Thursday morning
Futurecast rain Thursday morning (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

There could still be a few lingering showers Thursday morning. Rain chances will decrease by Thursday afternoon. Winds could be gusty at times.

Wind gust from Zeta
Wind gust from Zeta (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

Wind gust could be close to 30 mph on Wednesday and Thursday.

Futurecast wind gust
Futurecast wind gust (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

Some gust close to 30 mph will remain possible early Thursday. Rain looks to move out Thursday afternoon but clouds could persist until Thursday night.

Estimated rainfall for rain from Zeta
Estimated rainfall for rain from Zeta (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

Rain totals will vary but some areas could get over 3″. Thankfully sunshine will return by Friday but it will be cool.

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