One more warm and quiet day before Zeta's soaking rain arrives
Temperatures have run a few degrees above normal on this Tuesday, with extra clouds rolling in during the afternoon. We're looking at a comfortable evening and mild overnight by late October standards. We expect mostly cloudy skies and perhaps some areas of fog developing again.
All eyes will be on Zeta Wednesday as it's projected to make landfall as a hurricane in Louisiana during the evening. We probably won't see any rain associated with the system until nighttime. Look for mostly cloudy skies and highs in the 70s.
The worst of Zeta's impacts here come Thursday afternoon, as we'll receive soaking rain (1-3" for most). Southside stands the highest chance of strong winds and an isolated tornado. Conditions start to improve later Thursday and the storm is completely gone by midday Friday.
Cooler and drier air rushes in behind Zeta and a cold front and we'll be downright chilly for Halloween weekend. Look for lows in the 30s both mornings and highs well below-average.