Hurricane Zeta winds increase to 90 mph in the Gulf, on path for Southeast Louisiana


The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Zeta will make landfall today over Southeast Louisiana with winds of up to 100mph, a category two hurricane.

"On the forecast track, the center of Zeta will approach the northern Gulf coast this morning and make landfall in southeastern Louisiana this afternoon.  Zeta will move close to the Mississippi coast this evening, and move across the southeastern and eastern United States on Thursday."

Zeta regained hurricane strength overnight.

As of 7:00am, top sustained winds were 90 mph. "Some additional strengthening is forecast this morning, and Zeta is expected to reach the northern Gulf Coast as a hurricane."


WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum says Zeta's winds will knock out power today and cause damage across the region.

"I am expecting quite a bit of wind damage, as well as widespread power outages from Zeta, as we go through the afternoon and evening hours."

Nussbaum says that it will move quickly through the region and all be over by tonight, as we have a cold front move through.