Strong Winds Possible Tonight Through Thursday Morning
Hurricane Zeta has made landfall along the east Louisiana coast and is moving at a pretty good clip toward Alabama. Latest track has it staying well northwest of us, but we’ll still be impacted late tonight through tomorrow morning.
Expect sustained winds of 25-30 mph with gusts over 40+ mph and even stronger. These winds could topple trees and take down power lines causing power outages. There is a low risk for tornado activity, but it’s not a zero risk so we’ll need to keep a close watch. The heavier rainfall looks to stay to the north. Estimated totals through late Thursday morning: up to .5″ for Columbus/Eufaula, 1″ for Auburn/Americus and 1.5″ for LaGrange. Isolated flash flooding is more likely north of I-85.
A cold front will push the remnants of Zeta away from the area quickly on Thursday and the sunshine will even make appearance in the afternoon. Once the front passes, get ready for some excellent weather! From Friday to Sunday, highs will be in the mid 60s to low 70s with lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s. Another cold front will drop temps even more on Monday with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s.