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Hello Zeta: Wind and rain

Oct. 29. UPDATED. Duke Energy is dealing with as many as 25,000 customers without power due to Tropical Storm Zeta which seems to have left as fast as it came.  The National Weather Service says rain and wind will subside this afternoon.

The National Weather Service at 1 pm said there is still a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5 pm, but it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible, as well as winds over 20 mph.

Power to more than 25,000 Duke Energy customers was knocked out in  Mecklenburg County.

Click here to check the Duke outage map. As of 10 last night, some 750,000 customers were without power in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. If you see a fallen power line, call Duke Energy at 800POWERON (800-769-3766), or call 911. Don’t touch a power line or anything in contact with it, and keep others away until help arrives.

The storm is roaring at 50 mph in a northeast direction.

UPDATE: The Town of Davidson opened the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 8 am due to anticipated high winds and rain from Hurricane Zeta. The storm made landfall in Louisiana and quickly moved across several states to reach North Carolina as a tropical storm. Tropical Storm winds are expected in the Davidson area.

Residents should call 911 for emergencies. The Town EOC can be reached at 704-940-9643 for non-emergencies.

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm this afternoon. Click here for the local weather outlook, courtesy of National Weather Service.

Winds tonight could gust as high as 23 mph, the National Weather Service says.

Goodbye Zeta

It’s all done by Friday.  Look for sunny skies, with a high near 65. North northwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Saturday will be much cooler, high 50s but sunny.