Delta is now a tropical storm
Update: 10th of October, 2:30 p.m. UTC
Tropical Storm Delta is currently located near 32.6N 91.3W and moving toward the north-northeast near 26 km/h (16 mph). It is expected for the system to begin a motion toward the northeast later today and continue through Sunday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 km/h (40 mph) with higher gusts. It is forecasted for the TS Delta to weaken and become a tropical depression later today.
The center of Delta should move across northeastern Louisiana this morning and then across northern Mississippi and into the Tennessee Valley later today and Sunday.
Update: 10th of October, 10:00 a.m. UTC
After slamming the Gulf Coast as Category 2 hurricane, Delta degraded to a tropical storm with maximum winds of 75 km/h (45 mph).
Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding in areas from the southern Mississippi River Valley into the Tennessee Valley during Saturday night. Flooding is also possible in Southern Appalachians on Sunday.
Storm surge warning and tropical storm warnings has been discontinued for all areas.
Update: 9th of October, 11:30 a.m. UTC
Delta made a landfall as a Category 2 storm in Southwestern Louisiana and moving inland.
Storm is packing winds of 165 km/h (105 mph).
Areas from Louisiana and east Texas to Mississippi are under affect of life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds and rainfall flooding.
Delta is forecasted to decrease quickly in intensity as it moves more inland over Louisiana and Mississippi Valley this weekend.
Hurricane warning is in effect from High Island, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana, including Lake Charles and Lafayette, Louisiana; and Port Arthur, Texas.
Storm surge warning is also in effect from High Island, Texas, to the Pearl River, Louisiana, including Calcasieu Lake, Vermilion Bay and Lake Borgne.
Tropical storm warnings have been issued for areas from Sargent to west of High Island, Texas, and from east of Morgan City, Louisiana, to the mouth of the Pearl River, including New Orleans.
Update: 9th of October, 7:30 a.m. UTC
Hurricane Delta aims to hit Gulf Coast as a Category 3 hurricane on Friday evening. Life-threatening storm surge, very heavy rainfall and strong winds will occur from Louisiana and east Texas to Mississippi.
The storm has yet intensified and became Cat.3 hurricane with maximum sustainable winds 195 km/h (120 mph).
Delta is currently moving about 200 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana.
Hurricane warning have been issued for High Island, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas.
Storm surge warning is in effect for High Island, Texas, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, including Calcasieu Lake, Vermilion Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and Lake Borgne.
Update: 8th of October, 10:30 a.m. UTC
On early Thursday, Delta has regained its strength and become Category 2 hurricane again. Storm is travelling at 23.4N 91.8W with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph).
Delta should further grow in size and approach the northern Gulf Coast on Friday, where it is projected to make landfall.
Hurricane conditions such as life-threatening storm surge and hurricane force winds should begin affecting portions of Louisiana on Friday.
Update: 7th of October, 10:30 p.m. UTC
Delta is moving away from the northern Yucatan Peninsula, however will continue to affect it with heavy rainfall through early Thursday.
The storm is now located at 22.1N 89.5W, maximum winds are 140 km/h (85 mph), which makes it a Category 1 hurricane.
Re-strengthening is expected during tonight and tomorrow as it moves over the southern and central Gulf of Mexico.
Delta is predicted to gain strength of Category 2 hurricane before its landfall in southwest Louisiana Friday afternoon.
Update: 7th of October, 7:30 a.m. UTC
Located near latitude 20.0 North, longitude 85.7 West, Hurricane Delta is moving toward the west-northwest near 26 km/h (14 knots). This motion is expected for the next day. A slower northwestward to north-northwestward motion is forecast to begin on Thursday and a northward motion is expected Thursday night and Friday.
Delta is expected to move over the northeastern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula and then in is forecasted to move over the southern Gulf of Mexico this afternoon, be over the southern or central Gulf of Mexico through Thursday, and approach the northern Gulf coast on Friday local time.
Maximum sustained winds are near 195 km/h (105 knots) with higher gusts. Delta is a category 3 hurricane. Some weakening is likely when Delta moves over the Yucatan peninsula, however, re-strengthening is expected when moving over the southern Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 km from the center.
Life-threatening storm surge and potentially catastrophic wind damage are expected within portions of the northern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
Portions of the Cayman Islands, western Cuba, and the northern Yucatan will be affected by heavy rainfall which could lead to significant flash flooding and mudslides.
There is an increasing likelihood of life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force winds along the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi, beginning on Friday.
Update: 6th of October, 8:00 a.m. UTC
Former tropical storm Delta has rapidly strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane with maximum winds 140 km/h (85 mph) and current position at 17.1N 80.6W.
Hurricane could gain Category 3 hurricane strength if it continues its intensification in the following hours. Storm is moving westward, that means Delta is now likely to hit northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula by Tuesday night. Cuba will be impacted by heavy rainfall, storm surge and strong winds.
Later this week Delta is expected to become a major hurricane, which possess a high risk for the southern Gulf of Mexico.
Update: 5th of October, 01:00 p.m. UTC
Just when the TS Gamma drifts off Yucatan, tropical waves in Caribbean forms into a new storm named Delta, which should arrive to the northern Gulf Coast later this week as a hurricane.
Storm is now located at 16.4N 78.4W with maximum winds of 65 km/h (40 mph).
Tropical storm conditions are currently possible in the Cayman Islands, tropical storm warning has been issued.
Observed wind speed (at KGUL oil platform) = 68 kt
as forecast(ed) by Windy (ECMWF)