Hurricane “Delta” intensified in the overnight hours into a category 3 “major” storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. It has been rather steady in recent hours and has quite likely reached its peak strength as it will soon push over some cooler waters in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Landfall is likely early this evening in the southwestern part of Louisiana – just to the east of the Texas/Louisiana border and in nearly the same exact region that was hit directly by Hurricane “Laura” around six weeks ago in the middle of August. In fact, the radar system in Lake Charles, Louisiana – hit hard by Hurricane “Laura” earlier this tropical season – is still down today and won’t be of any help in the forecasting of Hurricane “Delta”, but no doubt, there will be torrential rain and powerful winds in the region from eastern Texas to southeastern Louisiana. With the expected landfall later today of Hurricane “Delta” in southwestern Louisiana, this would make four named storms in the state of Louisiana for this season including Cristobal, Laura and Marco and that hasn’t happened for the Bayou state since 2002 (Bertha, Hanna, Isidore and Lili).