Thursday 26 November, 2020

Zeta still producing strong inland winds

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

The US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has forecast that a tornado or two is possible later today over South and North Carolina and southern Virginia as Tropical Storm Zeta moves over the US mainland.

“Damaging winds, especially in gusts, continue to spread across portions of South Carolina and North Carolina,” NHC said in its 11am update.

“These winds will spread into south-eastern Virginia during the next few hours.”

At 11 am EDT, the centre of Tropical Storm Zeta was located inland about 100 miles (155 km) northeast of Asheville, North Carolina.

Zeta is moving toward the northeast near 48 mph (78 km/h).

On the forecast track, the centre of Zeta will move across the Mid-Atlantic States this afternoon and emerge over the western Atlantic by tonight.

Zeta currently has maximum sustained winds that are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km) from the centre.

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