Delta Will Probably Be a Category 2 at Landfall on Friday

Delta Will Probably Be a Category 2 at Landfall on Friday

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According to KFDM Meteorologist Greg Bostwick, Delta has gotten a little stronger this morning and should become a CAT3 hurricane later this afternoon and tonight. Gradual weakening is expected tomorrow with landfall as more than likely a CAT2 hurricane.

The forecast rationale has not changed with a gradual turn to the north tonight and a north-northeast turn at a faster forward speed tomorrow. Landfall is expected in eastern Cameron Parish around Grand Chenier/Pecan Island around sunset.

Local impacts remain the same with wind gusts of 30-40 mph with a few higher gusts near the Sabine River tomorrow evening. 2-4 inches of rain will be possible

Life-threatening storm surge, dangerous hurricane-force winds, and heavy rain are expected along and east of the track of Delta as it moves inland across Louisiana.

Hurricane Warning:
Southeast Texas: Jefferson County
Southwest Louisiana: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis Parish
South Central Louisiana: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parish
Central Louisiana: Avoyelles and Rapides Parish

Tropical Storm Warning:
Southeast Texas: Hardin, Jasper, Newton, and Orange County
Central Louisiana: Vernon Parish

Storm Surge Warning:
Southeast Texas: Jefferson County
Southwest Louisiana: Cameron and Jeff Davis Parish
South Central Louisiana: Acadia, Iberia, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parish

Flash Flood Watch:
Southwest Louisiana: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron Parish
South Central Louisiana: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parish
Central Louisiana: Avoyelles, Rapides, Vernon Parish