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Cool and Breezy in West Texas as Hurricane Zeta eyes the Gulf Coast

Breezy and chilly conditions expected to continue across West Texas as category 2 Hurricane Zeta moves towards New Orleans.
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SAN ANGELO, Texas — All winter precipitation has ended across West Texas Wednesday afternoon. However, winter air is still in place as afternoon and evening temperatures will hover in the 40s to low 50s with breezy westerly winds. 

Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo
Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo

Meanwhile, Hurricane Zeta continues to strengthen Wednesday afternoon. As of 3 p.m. CDT, Zeta was a strong category 2 storm with sustained winds of 110 mph. 111 mph is considered a 'major' category 3 storm. 

Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo

Zeta is expected to make landfall in southeast Louisiana Wednesday evening, just south of New Orleans. 

Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo

Tropical Storm and Hurricane watches and warnings are up along the Gulf Coast in anticipation of Zeta's impacts. 

Credit: Meteorologist Joe DeCarlo

Stay with FOX West Texas for the latest information.