CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — While the Middle Texas Coast bathes in sunny afternoons and clear nights, the coast of Louisiana is threatened by yet another dangerous hurricane.
As Texas remains on the dry western perimeter of Delta, its northeast winds will bring intense heat and generally dry conditions to the Coastal Bend.
Hurricane Delta is undergoing rapid intensification in nearly ideal atmospheric conditions, and its maximum wind speeds have increased more than 100 mph in the past 24 hours.
The storm is most likely to impact Cancun Mexico tonight as a direct Category 4 hit, with wind speeds of 140 mph.
Afterwards, it moves into the Gulf of Mexico and turns northward toward the Louisiana coast.
This motion will keep the Coastal Bend generally dry and hot, with afternoon temperatures surging into the lower to middle 90s the second half of the week. Lows will be in the lower 70s.
Only isolated showers may occur Thursday night as spiral bands from Delta whip across the coastal waters.