Impacts From Delta Could Stretch to the Carolinas

As future Hurricane Delta gets its act together, it will pose a threat to the Louisiana Coast. The Gulf Coast is weary as they have been impacted by multiple storms so far this season. As this storm intensifies in the Gulf this week, the Louisiana coast should prepare for impacts in the next 4 days. Hurricane-force winds as high as Category 2 level are expected at landfall.

As this storm moves inland, impacts are expected to continue in the way of flooding, power outages, wind damage, and tornadoes. The severe storms are usually on the right side of a tropical system, so this could put the western Carolinas and eastern Tennessee under the gun later this week and this weekend.

Later this week is when we could have Hurricane Delta approaching the Louisiana Coast, and this weekend is when it could move over land continuing its impacts. Tropical systems can remain extremely dangerous, even after they make landfall. High winds and tornadoes are more of a threat with a fast-moving system after landfall, and flooding is a higher threat if the system is slower moving.

We don’t know quite yet how fast this storm will be going after landfall but we will keep you posted as it will decide the type of impacts that we could feel here in the Carolinas.

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!