Delta may impact U.S. Gulf Coast as a major hurricane

The NHC says it’s still too early to tell the timing and location of landfall in the U.S.

Orlando, Fla. — The U.S. Gulf Coast may be in for yet another strong hurricane this year.

Hurricane Delta is now a Category 4 storm and still churning in the southwestern Caribbean, meaning it has plenty of warm water to grow in size and speed before landfall.

Since Monday, Hurricane Delta has strengthened rapidly and will threaten the northeastern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula as an “extremely dangerous” category 4 hurricane over the next 24 hours.

“We are looking at the potential for a significant life-threatening storm surge, strong winds and also potential for flooding rainfall,” Hurricane Specialist Daniel Brown at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Brown says it’s still too early to tell the timing and location of landfall in the U.S.

Current models from the National Hurricane Center show a possible Saturday landfall somewhere between the eastern Texas and the Alabama coasts.

As it passes near Cancun, Mexico the storm may weaken slightly before regaining strength in the Gulf.

For the latest news, check the WDBO Hurricane Guide here.



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