Hurricane watch for New Orleans area as Zeta approaches

Zeta

The National Hurricane Center has posted a hurricane watch for the New Orleans area with Hurricane Zeta expected in about two days.

Zeta currently has winds of 80 mph, and after interacting with Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, it is expected to regain strength in the Gulf of Mexico.

However, forecasters say wind shear and cooler waters encountered as it heads north toward the U.S. Gulf Coast will inhibit intensification. The storm is forecast to make landfall as a Category One hurricane Wednesday night, and rapidly move northeast.