Thursday 26 November, 2020

Downgraded to a Tropical Storm, Delta still moving inland

Now downgraded to a Tropical Storm, Delta drenched Louisiana and Mississipi were drenched as it Delta continued to move inland with heavy rain and storm-force winds.

The Storm Surge Warning has been discontinued from Cameron to Port Fourchon, Louisiana, including Vermilion Bay. 

The National Hurrican centre said water levels will continue to subside today along the Louisiana coast.

The Tropical Storm Warning along the coast from High Island Texas to the mouth of the Pearl River, including New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain & Lake Maurepas has been discontinued.

A few tornadoes are possible today and tonight across eastern Mississippi, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, and western/central Georgia. For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office

At 4 CDTam, the centre of now Tropical Storm Delta was located inland about 45 miles (70 km) south-southeast of Monroe. 

Delta is moving toward the north-northeast near 16 mph (26 km/h). A motion toward the northeast is expected to begin later today and continue through Sunday night.  

On the forecast track, the centre of Delta should move across northeastern Louisiana this morning and then across northern Mississippi and into the Tennessee Valley later today and Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph (75 km/h)with higher gusts.  

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) from the centre. 

A sustained wind of 39 mph (63 km/h) with a gust to 63 mph (102 km/h) was recently reported in Alexandria,  Louisiana.  

A sustained wind of 37 mph (59 mph) with a gust to 63  mph (102 km/h) was recently observed in Monroe, Louisiana. 

Additional weakening is forecast to occur, and Delta is expected to become a tropical depression later today.


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