StormTracker Morning Forecast (Posted: 12:30 P.M.)
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Hurricane Delta: Delta is strengthening in the Gulf of Mexico, as of Thursday morning. It is forecast to make landfall near Cameron or Vermillion parish in Louisiana Friday afternoon or evening. This would mean Baton Rouge will be on the east side of the storm, but keep in mind, a wobble to the east would mean greater impacts. We all need to finalize preparations today.
Today: Passing showers and storms with breezy conditions at times. Mostly cloudy otherwise with highs in the mid 80s. Gusty winds are possible with any showers or storms.
Tonight: Breezy conditions with outer rain bands pushing inland. We will have to monitor for brief, spin-up tornadoes. Stay weather aware and make sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings and ones that will wake you up. There is a Marginal Risk for tornadoes tonight and early Friday morning for coastal areas.
Friday: This forecast is subject to change based off of the final track of Delta – Tropical storm-force winds will likely arrive near the coast by morning and spread inland throughout the morning and afternoon. A few rain bands during morning.
By the afternoon, it will be windy and rain bands will begin to move across the area as Delta nears landfall. We will have to watch for where rain bands set up and watch for tornadoes.
By the evening and nighttime hours, Delta will be moving inland and tropical storm conditions are expected. A few hurricane-force wind gusts are also possible, especially for areas near the Mississippi River. Tornado threat into the late night hours.
Weekend: Conditions should begin to improve throughout the morning hours on Saturday.
Extended: A cold front is expected to move into the region next week.