Tropical storm Zeta to strengthen and head to the Gulf next week

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HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) – Tropical depression 28 has become tropical storm Zeta. This ties the 2005 record for most named storms in a single season.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting Zeta to enter the Gulf of Mexico and head toward the northern Gulf Coast, eventually strengthening into a hurricane. By Wednesday, this storm will once again head toward the northern Gulf coast which will have to brace for another landfall from a tropical cyclone this year.

However, this is something that all folks living along the Gulf Coast should be keeping an eye on as we are still in hurricane season. Even though the last official day of hurricane season is November 30, tropical cyclones have occurred after this date.

An approaching cold front by mid-week should “pick up” the storm and steer it on the northerly track as forecast by the NHC. The RGV should not see any threats from this system outside of increased chop in the surf.

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