GFS and European Models latest prediction
The National Hurricane Center expects Delta to strengthen into a major hurricane by Tuesday before weakening as it approaches land.
A turn toward the west-northwest should occur this evening. A faster northwestward motion is expected Tuesday through Wednesday night.
On the forecast track, the center of Delta is expected to pass southwest of the Cayman Islands early Tuesday, and approach the northeastern portion of the Yucatan peninsula and the Yucatan Channel Tuesday afternoon or evening. Delta is forecast to move into the southern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night or early Wednesday, and be over the south-central Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and Wednesday night.
While there is large uncertainty in the track and intensity forecasts at these time ranges, there is a risk of dangerous storm surge, wind and rainfall hazards along the coast from Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle.