Hurricane Delta is forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico by late Wednesday and may bring significant hazards from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle beginning Thursday night or Friday. Meanwhile, dry and gusty conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions from the northern and central Rockies into the Plains. Mainly tranquil weather is expected elsewhere. Potential Impacts: Texas, Louisiana, Florida
Delta is currently a Category 3 storm, with 115mph sustained winds. While its exact track is not certain, several hazards are anticipated.
Flash, Urban, and Small Stream flooding likely Friday through Saturday across portions of the central Gulf Coast north into portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley. The heavy rainfall will spread northeastward into the Tennessee Valley and interior southeastern United States this weekend into early next week.
Increasing likelihood of storm surge and hurricane-force winds, especially along the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi, beginning on Friday.
Storm Surge and Hurricane watches will likely be issued for portions of the northern Gulf Coast later today.