The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports:
Hurricane Zeta is expected to be a Category 2 storm at landfall in southeast Louisiana, forecasters said Wednesday morning. The storm strengthened overnight and now is forecast to have winds of 100 mph before landfall.
Life-threatening storm surge and damaging winds are expected in southeast Louisiana starting around mid-day Wednesday, forecasters said. Landfall is expected Wednesday afternoon. Watches and warnings are in effect for southeast Louisiana. Metro New Orleans is under a hurricane warning.
Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion, forecasters said. The storm has winds of 90 mph, which is a Category 1 hurricane. It is expected to continue strengthening Wednesday morning in the Gulf of Mexico, with peak winds reaching 100 mph.
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) October 28, 2020
#Zeta is now expected to be a Category 2 hurricane at landfall this afternoon with winds around 100 mph. We could have winds of 70-100 mph in Metro #NewOrleans! Expect plenty of wind damage and power outages across SE Louisiana. #BeOn4 @WWLTV pic.twitter.com/9zQ7bj5m4o
— Dave Nussbaum (@Dave_Nussbaum) October 28, 2020