MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hurricane Delta made landfall Friday night in southwest Louisiana leaving thousands without power.
The storm is expected to turn toward the northeast overnight.
Maximum sustained winds were near 105 mph with higher gusts.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.
Delta will now move across central and northeastern Louisiana tonight and Saturday morning.
Through Saturday, Delta is expected to produce 5 to 10 inches of rain, with isolated totals of up to 15 inches, for southwest into central Louisiana. These rainfall amounts will lead to significant flash, urban, small stream flooding, along with minor to isolated moderate river flooding.
For extreme east Texas into northern Louisiana, southern Arkansas and western Mississippi, Delta is expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain, with isolated maximum totals of 10 inches. These rainfall amounts will lead to flash, urban, small stream and isolated minor river flooding.