Delta gaining strength in the Gulf

Expected to be a Category 3

Wednesday Night Weather

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Delta is getting stronger as it moves across the warm Gulf waters. It is expected to regain major hurricane status by late Thursday. The forecast is for a Category 3 hurricane. Landfall is expected on Friday and it appears that Southwest Louisiana is in the direct path. There could still be some fluctuations that would bring the storm a bit farther to the east but the most dangerous core of Delta should remain well west of Southeast Louisiana.

Regardless, there is a risk of storm surge across portions of our area along with heavy rain and tropical storm force winds on Friday and Friday night. Stay with FOX 8 for the latest on the storm.

The weather will clear rapidly on Saturday.

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