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Tracking Delta: Delta is now a Post Tropical Cyclone

Published: Oct. 8, 2020 at 9:37 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 10, 2020 at 11:13 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - As of 10 PM, Delta is downgraded to a Post Tropical Cyclone with max sustained winds at 30 mph. Delta is moving ENE at 14 mph. Wind gusts are continuing to decreases as we head into the overnight hours. Winds are sustained at 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Rain will continue to move north leaving us dry overnight into Sunday. Some rain totals so far: Monroe 6.38″, Ruston 4.37″, Jena 9.83″, Monticello 4.22″, and Georgetown in Winn Parish at 7.29″.

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Hurricane Delta officially made landfall near Creole, LA at 6:00 pm as a Category 2 hurricane.

This is the first Greek storm to make landfall on the mainland of the US. With Delta’s landfall, this now makes 10 US landfalls for named storms this year. This is the most US landfalls ever recorded.

The heavy rain has exited NE but lingering light rain will continue into the evening on Saturday.

Wind gusts in the ArkLaMiss will continue in the 20-30 range this morning, easing a bit to 10-15 mph this overnight.

ARKLAMISS DAY-BY-DAY FORECAST

Tonight, cloudy and breezy with winds gusting up to 20 MPH. Overnight lows falling into the 60s.

Tomorrow, partly sunny. Temperatures will depend on how quickly the cloud cover clears out but expected to be in the mid 80s.

Monday, mostly sunny with temperatures nearing 90. A dry cold front will move through late in the evening.

Tuesday, sunny with temperatures in the low 80s.

Wednesday, sunny with temperatures in the low 80s.

Thursday, mostly sunny with temperatures in the low 80s. Another cold front will pass through the ArkLaMiss Thursday night.

Friday, sunny with temperatures in the upper 60s.

Saturday, sunny with a high near 70.


Delta Vs. Laura
Just 43 days and about 12 miles separate where Laura made landfall 6 weeks ago from Delta made...
Just 43 days and about 12 miles separate where Laura made landfall 6 weeks ago from Delta made landfall last night(KNOE)

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