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Zeta may reach hurricane strength before landfall in the Yucatan tonight. The storm is expected to move quickly inland, arriving in central Alabama just after midnight tonight. That led to wind speeds that topped 50 and even 60 mph across much of the Front Range on Saturday afternoon. The timing of landfall would be Wednesday evening. UPDATE 6:45PM 10/28/2020: As of the 4:00pm advisory, Hurricane Zeta has sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and is moving north-northeast around 24 knots. We already had very strong winds in lower part of the atmosphere, and it didn’t take a lot of energy from the thunderstorms to increase the wind.”. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. As of now, here is what we are expecting for impacts here in the panhandle. A squall line or quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) is a line of thunderstorms forming along or ahead of a cold front. As of now here is the timing of and expected impacts of what we can expect here in the panhandle. We will continue to monitor this system closely. Why have models of Colorado’s coronavirus trajectory been off? Peak storm surge in our area will be 1-3′ Wednesday afternoon/evening. UPDATE 8AM 10/28/2020: Tropical Storm Warnings have been extended east for Walton and Holmes Counties, joining the warnings already issued for Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Escambia Counties to the west. This morning the system emerges into the Gulf of Mexico where we’ll see it strengthen back into a Cat1 Hurricane through the day today. Some gusts to TS force will be possible over Walton, Okaloosa & Holmes Counties. 1. Copyright 2020 WJHG. Impacts and timing from previous update remain unchanged and are listed in the prior update below... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. Trees were blown down by hurricane-force winds in Denver, Durango, Aurora and elsewhere. We’ll see it weaken a little as it moves across the peninsula and enters into the Southern Gulf Tuesday. At least 11 tornadoes were reported with the storm as it crossed the state. Other powerful winds recorded in the state included 86 mph in Buford, 85 mph in Cedar Point, 78 mph at Chatfield Reservoir, 79 mph at Copper Mountain, 78 mph at Barr Lake. The storm will cross the Yucatan tonight before moving back into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday. Along the Front Range, some of the measurements were 69 mph at the Air Force Academy, 70 mph in Morrison and 63 mph at Buckley Air Force Base. Most of Wednesday will be dry w/rain chances around 30%, 2. By late Tuesday and into Wednesday morning we’ll see a more northeasterly turn with landfall into late Wednesday somewhere from Louisiana to the border of MS & AL. The track is expected to make a sharper right turn as the system approaches the coast, as it will become steered by a trough moving into the south-central United States Wednesday into Thursday. See the video for the Facebook Live from Monday evening. Some gradual strengthening is possible as it moves on a more northerly track through the Gulf toward Louisiana. Grand Junction recorded some flooding, but rain generally was not the problem. Surf: Likely to be a High Surf and Rip Current Advisory in effect Wednesday and Thursday. They can have destructive winds and tornadoes. Strong straight-line winds can occur where the squall line is in the shape of a bow echo. A one-hour radar loop showed the storm, which stretched across the state north to south, likely moving near 100 mph for an hour as it moved east. The rest of our area will likely not see TS winds or gusts. Thunderstorms normally just form over the mountains or foothills and over the plains. The storm’s track has shifted slightly east, putting parts of our region back in the cone of uncertainty. UPDATE 7:30PM 10/27/2020: Zeta weakened to a tropical storm last night, but is now getting better organized as it moves back over the Gulf of Mexico tonight. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! However, at its closest pass to NWFL, some tropical storm force winds will be possible west of HWY331. We’ll also see the tail end of Zeta join with a cold front moving in behind this system to produce a squall line of storms which will pass through NWFL Thursday morning. UPDATE 11:30AM 10/26/2020: Tropical Storm Zeta is likely to become the 11th USA land falling hurricane of the 2020 season, after it makes landfall in the Yucatan Peninsula it’ll head toward the North Central Gulf Coast. Thunderstorms packing wind gusts as high as 70 mph could whack Tallahassee when the squall line moves through, said Mark Wool, warning coordination meteorologist with … HOUSTON – This morning’s storms rolled in and out defined as a Squall Line, strong winds that last minutes rather than seconds, as opposed to a wind “gust.” These winds form as … Blinding rain and dangerous lightning also accompany squall lines. The storm is expected to become a Cat 1 hurricane before making landfall Wednesday late afternoon/evening over the Louisiana coastline. Squall line … Primary impacts for Northwest Florida will be seen primarily from midnight Thursday through around 7:00am, with the potential for severe weather including tornadoes along those bands. You may have also noticed that the squall line wasn't a perfectly straight line on radar. 10 things about Broncos' potential fill-in quarterback. The storm speeds drew attention from meteorologists across the country on Saturday. The F2 tornado near Chiefland in Levy County led to 3 fatalities. Wind: There’s a 10-20% chance for tropical storm force winds of up to 40mph. “We had a severe thunderstorm watch this morning in western Colorado. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. Trees and downed power lines knocked out electricity for thousands in the state, and pea-sized hail was reported in scattered areas, including Peyton, Pueblo and Manitou Springs. It contains heavy precipitation, hail, frequent lightning, strong straight-line winds, and possibly tornadoes and waterspouts. We’ll also see the tail end of Zeta join with a cold front moving in behind this system to produce a squall line of storms which will pass through NWFL Thursday morning. The storm made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana earlier this afternoon, and is bringing hurricane impacts to the majority of southeastern Louisiana, including New Orleans. This squall line formed in conjunction with strong low-level convergence along a cold front (18Z surface analysis), and caused hundreds of reports of damaging winds (each marked by a blue dot on the map of SPC storm reports for January 29, 2008). Since records began in 1851, only two other seasons had 11 or more hurricanes form, 1950 & 2005.