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Tracking the Tropics: Zeta expected to impact northern Gulf coast Wednesday

Zeta stays well west of the First Coast with no direct impacts. The heaviest rain also misses us well to the north and west of our area.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Zeta is moving across the northwest Caribbean. The storm is forecast to track north across the Yucatan Peninsula and eventually into the Gulf of Mexico where it could reach hurricane status. This storm will not directly impact us here in Jacksonville with most of the heavy rain missing us well to the north and west based on the latest track to Louisiana.

With Zeta becoming a Tropical Storm, the record for the most named systems for one season in the Atlantic has been tied only matching up with 2005. However, 2005 had an "unnamed" system bringing the season's total number of storms to 28. So far in 2020, we have seen 27 named storms.

There are no other threats across the Atlantic basin at this time. As always, keep checking back for updates. The Atlantic hurricane season ends November 30.

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