MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Hurricane Delta is a major hurricane as it moves north through the northwestern Gulf. Delta may weaken just prior to landfall, but it is expected to be a significant storm. Right now, landfall is likely in southwestern Louisiana later today.
Some possible local impacts include 1-3 inches of rain (concentrated in the western half of our area), a high risk for rip currents, blustery winds within bands, and isolated tornadoes. Coastal flooding will also be possible. Coastal flooding of 1-3 feet will be possible in coastal MS & AL while 1-2 feet of minor coastal flooding will be possible in NWFL, mainly during high tide cycles. There is also a Wind Advisory that begins at 10 PM tonight for the western half of our area. Winds will be sustained around 15-25 mph and gusts to 35 mph are expected. Timing on impacts looks to mainly be tonight through tomorrow. Today and Saturday will be WEATHER AWARE days as there could be times of rough weather associated with Delta.
It is a good idea to review your high tides for Friday and Saturday. This is the time when the coastal flood threat will be highest.
By Sunday our weather will calm and we’ll be pretty seasonal and quieter into the early half of next week before a front likely brings fall weather back to the Gulf Coast by the middle of next week.
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