MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Delta is getting bigger fast and speeding up as it takes aim at Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
It’s now a Category 4 hurricane with top winds of 130 mph. Forecasters now expect Delta to slam into beach resorts from Tulum to Cozumel with an extremely dangerous storm surge of up to 9 feet and even higher waves.
Once it leaves Mexico, Delta is expected to stay a strong hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico as it approaches the U.S. coast, where landfall could happen Friday.
It should make for a very wet weekend across much of the southeastern United States.