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Hurricane Delta expected to weaken, make landfall Friday

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Hurricane Delta is expected to make landfall around 7 p.m. CT on Friday, with heavy rainfall and destructive winds in a region already battered by multiple hurricanes this year.

Delta is currently churning 130 miles off the coast of Louisiana as a Category 3 storm, with sustained wind speeds of 115 mph, according to the most recent update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC).   "Major Hurricane Delta Headed Toward Southwestern Louisiana.

Expected to Bring Hurricane Conditions and a Life-Threatening Storm Surge to Portions of the Northern Gulf Coast Later Today," according to the NHC.

Delta already made landfall along the Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 2 storm but has strengthened as it traveled across the Gulf.

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