Hurricane Delta Made Landfall along the Louisiana Coast. Rain Heading toward the Carolinas

Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana at 6 PM CDT

9 pm Friday Update:

Delta has made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane near Creole, Louisiana, with max sustained winds of 100 mph. Delta is the first Greek alphabet named hurricane to make landfall in the continental US on record.

Delta’s landfall today was the 10th of the season in the United States. That is the most ever recorded in one season.

With a ridge of high pressure off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic and Delta racing northeastward, increased moisture will dominate the weekend across the Carolinas. Showers increase through the day on Saturday especially across the Mountains and the Foothills. Some rain will be heavy at times and will likely be numerous northwest of the I-85 corridor. The rain on Sunday will spread into the Piedmont and will be numerous across the entire WCCB area. The Mountains will pick up the most rain through the weekend as they will likely see 2-3”+.

Weekend primary threats:
1. Isolated flash flooding is possible especially across the southeast facing slopes of the mountains.
2. Isolated strong storms are possible Sunday afternoon into early evening, but this risk is very low.