Tropical Storm Zeta – Update #2 – 10/26/2020
University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Zeta. Here’s what we know today:
Hurricane conditions and dangerous storm surge are expected in portions of the northern Yucatan Peninsula tonight and early tomorrow. Tropical storm conditions could occur over extreme western Cuba.
Flood watches continue through the evening in South Florida for Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties.
Zeta is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength when it makes landfall late Wednesday on the central Gulf Coast. It remains a potential threat to the Florida’s Panhandle. Potential impacts include flooding, marginal tornado threat, wind and minor storm surge forecasted for Wednesday and Thursday. Watches may be issued by the National Hurricane Center for the western Panhandle later today.
UF units with operations in Florida’s Panhandle should review plans, be ready to implement them if watches or warnings are issued and should closely monitor forecasts and follow guidance from local officials.
No tropical storm warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operation changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on expected impacts or schedule changes as information becomes available.
For more information, please visit National Hurricane Center