Zeta battered Mexico overnight before emerging over the Gulf of Mexico, where it is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall Wednesday.
The storm is expected to be at hurricane strength when it arrives in the southern Gulf Coast on Wednesday.
Zeta, the 27th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic season, will potentially make landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast, which is still recovering from Laura and Delta.
Forecasters said it will probably become a hurricane before hitting the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days.
The hurricane is the 26th named storm in a busy hurricane season, which is not officially over until Nov. 30.
As Epsilon gathered strength, another disturbance bears watching in the Caribbean.
A subsequent online post included photos of what looked like a carpet in his hallway. A closer look revealed that the carpet was alive — many, many dogs, crowded together.
The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning from 5 a.m. through Friday morning.
Two of the deaths in Louisiana were verified as hurricane-related. A tourist in Florida also drowned as the storm's outer bands affected the area.
The storm made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane with maximum winds of 100 mph near an area of the Louisiana coast battered by Hurricane Laura.
Delta, which made landfall as a hurricane Friday, is crossing the southeastern United States.
By Saturday morning, Delta had been downgraded to a tropical storm and was expected to make its way to Mississippi and into the Tennessee Valley.
”I think really the word is disbelief. Like how could this be happening again?" one resident said.
The storm hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula early Wednesday morning.
The storm is expected to hit the Gulf Coast later this week, which would mark the 10th hurricane landfall on the mainland U.S. this season, setting a record.