(Note: Zeta could still pack Tropical Storm strength as it hits the Tennessee Valley Thursday morning. See the school closings and delays here)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta is weakening further but remains a still-dangerous storm as it barrels across Mississippi into the U.S. Southeast.
The National Hurricane Center said Zeta’s eye is now located south-southeast of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The storm is expected to cross several Southeastern states through the night and into Thursday en route to the Eastern Seaboard.
Parts of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast are reporting significant storm surge flooding from Hurricane Zeta.
One official told WLOX-TV that flooding was especially notable in Pass Christian, west of Gulfport as storm surge rose in the Bay of St. Louis and its linked waterways.