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Hurricane Delta strengthens into a Category 4 storm

Published: Oct. 6, 2020 at 7:28 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2020 at 4:05 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Hurricane Delta continues to strengthen in the Caribbean Sea and is now a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 145 mph mph close to its center. It rapidly intensified over the last 24 hours and will continue to do so as it nears the Yucatan peninsula in Eastern Mexico.

Hurricane Delta - 4 PM Update
Hurricane Delta - 4 PM Update(WOWT)

The Yucatan Peninsula including the Cozumel and Cancun areas will be dealing with the effects of a strong Category 4 storm by late Tuesday into early Wednesday. Hurricane Delta will weaken slightly over land before heading into the Gulf of Mexico and strengthening once again for the end of the week.

As of the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center at 4 PM Tuesday, a Category 3 storm is likely to make landfall somewhere along the Louisiana coastline late Friday night with sustained winds 115-120 mph possible. Anyone along the Louisiana coast, especially those that were in the path of Laura earlier this year, need to watch for the latest forecast info.

Hurricane Delta - 4PM Update
Hurricane Delta - 4PM Update(WOWT)

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