Delta Weakening as it Moves Inland, Heavy rain and strong winds continue overnight

Delta Weakening as it Moves Inland, Heavy rain and strong winds continue overnight

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Hurricane Delta came ashore near Creole, LA at 6 PM CT with 100 mph winds. This is the tenth storm to make landfall in the U.S. this year. The storm will continue to weaken through the night spreading rain into the Tennessee Valley through the weekend.

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.

Saturday will be WEATHER AWARE days as there could be times of rough weather associated with Delta. A line of storms will move through the region

It is a good idea to review your high tides for 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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