COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Delta makes landfall in Louisiana Friday evening. The storm is still on track to bring periods of rain and possible thunderstorms to the Midlands Saturday into Sunday.
- Delta makes landfall near Creole, Louisiana, this evening as a strong Category 2 hurricane.
- As the storm continues moving inland, it will weaken significantly through the weekend.
- Some of the storm’s remnant moisture will move toward the Midlands Saturday into Sunday, bringing periods of tropical downpours and potentially some isolated storms.
- Some severe is possible Sunday in the Midlands.
- Your whole weekend, though, will not be a washout.
First Alert Weather Story:
All eyes are on Delta.
The storm makes landfall near Creole, Louisiana, Friday evening as a Category 2 hurricane around 7 p.m. ET.
At 11 p.m. Friday, the storm had sustained winds at 75 mph. The storm was moving north-northeast at 15 mph. The pressure was at 972 mb.
As it continues moving inland, it will weaken significantly, becoming a tropical storm through Saturday, then into a depression.
While South Carolina is not in the storm’s official forecast track, Delta, as it continues to weaken, will spread its energy in our direction in the form of rain and potential storms Saturday and Sunday.
In fact, we could see tropical downpours from this system from time to time.
It looks like Saturday evening through Sunday will bring the most rain to the Midlands. Some forecast models say that we could see up to an inch of rain or more even into Monday. For now, Saturday and Sunday are First Alert Days in the Midlands.
Your entire weekend will not be a washout, but let’s be weather aware.
On Saturday, we’ll see periods of rain on and off here and there. But late Saturday night into Sunday, the rain could be heavy. We also can’t rule out isolated thunderstorms and some localized flooding. Turn around, don’t drown.
There is also a threat for severe storms Sunday, with gusty winds and isolated tornadoes as the primary threats. We’ll watch it closely.
The threat for rain will likely decrease through the day Monday.
Stay with your WIS First Alert Weather Team for further weather updates.