The latest update on Major Hurricane Delta from the National Hurricane Center: Currently it is a category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 MPH. Delta is expected to weaken slowly as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast later today. The forecast track has shifted slightly to the east and landfall location has remain unchanged.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.
Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning area by this afternoon, with tropical storm conditions expected within this area later this morning. Tropical storm conditions are expected within the tropical storm warning areas later today.
Today through Saturday, Delta is expected to produce 5 to 10 inches of rain, with isolated maximum totals of 15 inches, from southwest into central Louisiana. These rainfall amounts will lead to significant flash, urban, small stream flooding, along with minor to major river flooding.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
- Sabine Pass to Ocean Springs, Mississippi including Calcasieu
Lake, Vermilion Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
- High Island, TX to Sabine Pass
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
- East of Sabine Pass to Morgan City, Louisiana
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
- San Luis Pass, Texas to Sabine Pass
- East of Morgan City, Louisiana to the mouth of the Pearl River,
including New Orleans
- Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
- East of the mouth of the Pearl River to Bay St. Louis Mississippi