Tropical Storm Zeta rapidly strengthens, extreme fire danger in California

ABC News Meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the 27th named storm of Atlantic Hurricane season and strongest dry wind event so far this year in California.
1:29 | 10/26/20

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Transcript for Tropical Storm Zeta rapidly strengthens, extreme fire danger in California
Eight days away. We turn to the new hurricane warning. The battered gulf coast bracing for another powerful storm and ginger tracking the latest on zeta which strengthened overnight. Giger. This is not just a bad dream. This is not a repetitive forecast you've seen me do before. It is a new storm, 27th named storm this year in the western caribbean again going toward cozumel and cancun about 200 some miles southeast of there. The path takes it into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, so along the gulf coast by midweek. We're watching for a potential landfall. If I was in the Florida panhandle I would not let my guard down either. We'll detail it as we get closer. And then let's talk about the other big threat. The wind and the fire danger, which was helped a little by snow in Colorado on left. You see the pictures from the east troublesome fire. Huge, the second largest in Colorado state history, part covered in snow but they got it 10% contained. California, you'll end up with nearly 80-mile-per-hour winds in the bay area earlier this morning and the biggest Santa Ana event of the year coming for southern California this afternoon and evening through tomorrow. We're talking about wind gusts even in the valleys to the coast like malibu 35 to 50 miles per hour. Look at the projected near Burbank at 80. Some of the gusts in the mountains could reach up to 90 miles per hour. I don't know how to emphasize it more. These cooler events can be more impactful with the substance. Thank you. Moving on to the word series and the dodgers beating the

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