Hurricane Delta is strengthening.
According to the National Hurricane Center, maximum sustained winds are at 140 miles per hour and the storm is moving off to the west-northwest at 16 miles per hour as of 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Delta is about 260 miles east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.
The hurricane is expected to move over the Yucatan peninsula overnight before moving into the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow.
It could reach the Louisiana coast late Friday or early Saturday. Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued a state of emergency in advance of Delta.
"Everyone in South Louisiana should pay close attention to the weather in the coming days and heed the advice and directions of their local officials. Now is the time to make preparations for Delta’s impacts,” Gov. Edwards said.
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