Continued strengthening of the storm is expected over the next 12-18 hours as it moves through the warm waters of the Central Gulf.
On approach to the coast, we are expecting a gradual weakening of the storm as it encounters cooler waters and unfavorable wind shear from a trough of low pressure that will then steer the storm to the north and east once inland.
Just how much weakening will occur is yet to be seen, so we must not take Delta lightly.
As far as the track... yes, we will likely still see very subtle jogs in either direction of the center line, but we are very confident in a landfall in Cameron Parish sometime on Friday afternoon/evening. Hurricane conditions will still be felt across all of Acadiana with the highest impacts being felt along the coast and right near the center of circulation.
Hurricane warnings remain in effect across all of Acadiana.
Here is the updated impacts graphic and what we can expect from this storm: