Hurricane Delta is moving fairly quickly across the Gulf of Mexico, heading toward a Gulf Coast landfall Friday.
Delta is a high-end Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph as of early Thursday. But warm Gulf waters plus lack of wind shear will help Delta strengthen to at least a Category 3 storm today.
Delta probably will then lose a bit of steam again just prior to landfall Friday, but it will still be a dangerous hurricane when it hits the coast — possibly as a major Category 2 storm. Read more here.