AUSTIN, Texas — As of Saturday morning, Delta has officially weakened to a tropical depression. The storm made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, at 6 p.m on Friday as a Category 2 hurricane.
Delta is the first hurricane on record with a Greek alphabet name to make landfall in the continental U.S. Delta is the 25th named storm and the ninth hurricane this 2020 season.
Hurricane Delta made landfall as a Category 2 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. This is the 10th U.S. landfall this season, the most on record in one year.
Far removed on the backside of Delta, a southerly and south-southwesterly flow sets up across Central Texas for the weekend. This means very summer-like temperatures will return to the forecast, with highs climbing to the 90s on Saturday and near 100 on Sunday. The forecast high is 98 degrees on Sunday. This would break the daily record of 96 degrees set back in 1926.
The KVUE Storm Team will continue to monitor this developing forecast. The extended forecast can be found below:
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