Friday Morning: Impacts from Delta expected today and tonight

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For most updated information on Hurricane Delta, click here.

Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Delta is forecast to make landfall in Southwest Louisiana as a Category 2 Friday evening.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the areas shaded in red. This means hurricane conditions are expected.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for areas shaded in blue. This means tropical storm conditions are expected.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the areas shaded in pink. This means storm surge is expected. Peak inundation of 7-11 feet is expected from to through Saturday. Listen to officials and evacuate if needed.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Saturday. Rain totals are around 2-6″ with locally higher amounts in rain bands. Avoid all flooded areas.

This Afternoon: Weather conditions will deteriorate as the day goes on as Delta prepares to make its final landfall. Rain bands will produce very heavy rain, strong winds, and possibly even tornadoes. Be ready to take immediate action if a warning is issued for your area. Given the tropical environment, tornadoes can spin-up with little to no warning.

This Evening: Tropical storm or even hurricane conditions are expected. Peak wind gusts will be highest near the coast where Delta makes landfall and the closer you are to the Atchafalaya River. A few of our western areas could feel hurricane force wind gusts. Make sure you shelter in place during the storm.

Tonight: Heavy rain will continue until Delta lifts away from south Louisiana.

Saturday: Windy conditions will persist through the morning at least. Water levels may take some time to subside. Rain in the morning. High near 82.

Sunday: Sun and clouds with a slight chance for a shower. Highs in the mid and upper 80s. Overnight temperature near 70.

Next Week: A front will sweep through the region Tuesday, which will bring some drier air to the area. Highs in the upper 70s to around 80.

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