Hurricane Delta continues its push by the waters south of Jamaica and Cuba on Tuesday, seeking to be a serious storm when it’s forecast to make landfall alongside the Gulf Coast later this week.
The most recent advisory Tuesday morning has the storm as a powerful Class 2 with winds of 110 miles per hour transferring to the west-northwest at 15 mph. It is sitting 370 miles to the east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.
A hurricane warning is in impact for parts of Mexico, together with Cozumel, whereas a tropical storm warning and watch are in impact for parts of the Cayman Islands in addition to Cuba.
Forecasters count on Delta to strengthen as excessive as a Class 4 storm earlier than putting Mexico by Wednesday, bringing a storm surge of six to 9 ft whereas dropping as a lot as six inches of rain.
Delta is forecast to make landfall in the US on Saturday alongside the coast close to Louisiana, which has already been struck by a number of storms throughout a busy 2020 hurricane season. The storm shouldn’t be anticipated to impression South Florida.