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Tropical system targets northern Gulf coast

The swath of potential landfall stretches from near Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Apalachicola, Florida.
Projected path of tropical system that will be named Zeta.
Projected path of tropical system that will be named Zeta.(National Hurricane Center)
Published: Oct. 24, 2020 at 5:34 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -A tropical depression will head into the Gulf of Mexico by Monday, then likely make landfall between Louisiana and the Florida panhandle.

That system would be named Zeta if, as expected, it reaches tropical storm strength with at sustained winds of 35 miles per hour.

As of Saturday afternoon, the depression was located about 240 east-southeast of the western tip of Cuba. It is expected to pass across or near the Yucatan Peninsula before making a radical turn to the north, then northeast.

The National Hurricane Center projects the system will make landfall as a tropical storm along the northern Gulf coast late Wednesday.

The NHC swath of potential landfall stretches from near Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Apalachicola, Florida.

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