Hurricane Delta will make landfall along the west Louisiana coast this evening with increasing rain for metro Atlanta this weekend.
Delta made its first landfall Wednesday morning along the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico around 6:30 AM ET as a category 2 hurricane with 110 mph winds.
#Delta made its first landfall Wednesday morning along the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula around 6:30 AM ET as a category 2 hurricane with 110 mph winds | Second landfall expected along the Louisiana coast late Friday | @cbs46 pic.twitter.com/bySTZjz7Hl— Rodney Harris (@HarrisCBS46) October 7, 2020
A second landfall will occur this evening near Cameron, LA. Life-threatening storm surge, flash flooding and strong winds are all expected along the Louisiana coast.
North Georgia and metro Atlanta
After a long stretch of dry weather in metro Atlanta, we are expecting rain from Delta starting today.
- Friday - Cloudy with a few showers. Don't cancel your plans.
- Saturday - Scattered rain.
- Sunday - Scattered rain.
Delta became the twenty-fifth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which is second only to 2005, the most active season on record with 28 named storms.
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has also included nine named storms making landfall in the mainland U.S., tied with 1916 as the most on record. If Delta makes landfall, the 2020 season will break that record.