While mostly tranquil weather will prevail for much of the country through Tuesday, the tropics have become more active with the formation of Hurricane Delta. Impacts along portions of the Gulf Coast are possible toward the end of the week. Potential Impacts: Texas, Louisiana, Florida
Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a Category 2 storm in the Caribbean Sea overnight, moving west-northwest at 15 mph with 100mph winds. It is forecast to approach the northern Gulf Coast late this week as a hurricane. While there is uncertainty in the track and intensity, hazards along the coast from LA to the western FL panhandle are expected to begin Thursday night or Friday.
Delta became the ninth hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season on Monday evening, and is the earliest arrival of a 25th named storm.