Wednesday PM Update: Hurricane Delta moving over the Gulf of Mexico

Delta forecast track
Delta forecast track(WOWT)
Published: Oct. 7, 2020 at 10:13 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2020 at 4:28 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Hurricane Delta has weakened slightly, as of the latest update from the National Hurricane Center. As of 4 PM CT Wednesday, Delta showed sustained winds of 85 mph, making it a Category 1 Hurricane.

Delta stats as of 4 PM Wednesday
Delta stats as of 4 PM Wednesday(WOWT)

Delta has moved back over the warm waters of the southern Gulf of Mexico, and will likely regain some strength soon. The latest track has shifted a bit west, and the cone of uncertainty no longer includes the New Orleans area. Unfortunately, Delta appears to be taking a closer aim at areas already devastated by Hurricane Laura earlier this season.

Forecast track - Landfall Friday
Forecast track - Landfall Friday(WOWT)

Delta is expected to re-intensify to category 3 strength before weakening a bit just before landfall on Friday. Tropical Storm, Storm Surge, and Hurricane Watches have been posted from Galveston, TX to Mobile, AL.

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