"This one is moving fast and I don't think it's going to do much", said Kelly Ann, a visitor from St. Petersburg, Fla., as she strolled Decatur Street.
Alabama Power said its teams are on alert to provide any assistance needed to customers who may be affected by the storms.
Officials in New Orleans, which hasn't been hit hard by the season's earlier storms, were preparing for a strong storm.
"Again we stand ready and prepared and wanting to, again, encourage our people to not have fatigue as relates to being prepared", New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said.
A couple of inches of rain are possible, and there is also a chance of a few tornadoes.
The National Weather Service told PennLive said the remnants of Hurricane Zeta could arrive in Pennsylvania Thursday, as well as a storm now bringing freezing rain to Texas and New Mexico. While that keeps Zeta as a Category 1 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center is expecting it will continue to strengthen in the warm waters and will turn it into a significant Category 2 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 100, when it nears the northern Gulf coast late Wednesday.
Florida falls under a tropical storm warning, which extends from the Mississippi/Alabama border to Okaloosa/Walton County line in Florida.
After making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in the Yucatan Peninsula, north of Tulum, Mexico on Monday night, Zeta has weakened slightly as it moves northwards to the Gulf Coast.
Hall County spokesman Stan Lewis wrote via email that the school district will be closing its buildings on Thursday due to "the strong possibility of power outages and unsafe road conditions".
The Royal Bahamas Police Force remove a body recovered from a destroyed neighbourhood following Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas [File: Loren Elliott/Reuters] Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards urged his state's citizens to monitor the storm, and the state activated its crisis action team. An onshore gas processing plant removed its workers on Tuesday, and two Louisiana oil-processing facilities have been idled since storms earlier this year.
'I've never seen anything like it, ' Thomas Hymel, an extension agent in Jeanerette with the LSU Agricultural Center, said of this year's series of storms and other troubles.
Forecasters and researchers previously predicted an active 2020 hurricane season, and this year's season got off to a blistering pace, as the Atlantic saw about double the typical number of named storms by early August - something researchers have not seen "in recorded history", said senior meteorologist Dan Kottlowski at the time. An average season sees six hurricanes and 12 named storms.