Tropical Storm expected to hit Georgia

Hurricane Zeta is expected to hit Georgia between Wednesday night, Oct. 28 and Thursday morning, Oct. 29.

“The storm is expected to make landfall as a hurricane Wednesday afternoon along the Louisiana coast,” Channel 2 Action News Brian Monahan said.

As of 5:17 a.m, Zeta was considered a Category 1 hurricane.

The latest update shows Zeta will have sustained winds between 25 and 35 mph according to the National Weather service.

“Wind gusts up to 50mph are possible along with torrential rain, flooding and the potential for isolated tornadoes,” Channel 2 meterologists said.

It is expected that Zeta will move over Alabama before reaching Georgia.

Some areas north of I-20 are expected to get 4 inches of rain according to the latest forecast.

A flash flood warning is scheduled to go into effect at 8 a.m for all of North Georgia, and will expire the following evening.

“We’re talking 30-to-50 mph with occasional higher gusts,” Brad Nitz, a Channel 2 meterologist, said. “You combine that with the soggy soil from all of this rain and likely we are going to have numerous trees down.”
Downed trees could lead to injuries and property damage.

The hurricane was bumped up to a Category 2 as it made landfall on New Orleans.

The stormy weather is expected to clear out by Friday, Oct. 30. Leaving behind a dry Halloween weekend.

(published late due to technical difficulties)