The latest hurricane hunter reported that Delta is now a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours, and Delta is forecast to be an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane when it reaches the Yucatan peninsula Wednesday.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Tulum to Dzilam, Mexico, including Cancún and Cozumel. Hurricane conditions are expected in this area by early Wednesday, with conditions deteriorating Tuesday.
Delta is forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and make its way toward the US Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center stated, “There is an increasing likelihood of life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force winds, especially along the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi, beginning on Friday.”
Delta is the 25th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season and forecast to be the 10th US landfall.
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