First Warning Forecast: Back to the 70s Thursday, tropical moisture this weekend

Posted at 6:58 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 08:18:50-04

First Warning Forecast

Clear and mild this Thursday morning with temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

Thursday will feature wall-to-wall sunshine as high pressure builds in from Canada with highs in the low 70s. It will be cool overnight with lows in the low and mid 50s.

Even cooler to end the work week with highs in upper 60s to low 70s. Skies will continue to be mostly sunny early, with increasing clouds as the day and night goes on.

We are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Delta. It is expected to make landfall near Louisiana on Friday. The storm will weaken over land, but the moisture will spread over the Southeast. We could see rain from the leftovers of this system this weekend to early next week.

Tropical Update:

Storm surge is likely to begin along the Gulf coast as Hurricane Delta approaches the region.

About 450 miles SSE of Cameron, Louisiana and moving northwest at 15 mph.

Max sustained winds: 100 MPH

The center of Delta will move over the southern and central Gulf of Mexico through Thursday, and approach the northern Gulf coast within the hurricane warning area on Friday. Delta is forecast to move inland within the hurricane warning area by late Friday or Friday night. Delta is expected to strengthen and become a major hurricane again tonight. However, some weakening is forecast as Delta gets closer to making landfall.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles.