What to Know
- Hurricane Delta formed Monday and had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph
- The storm poses no direct threat to South Florida or the Florida Keys, but rain chances will be enhanced Tuesday and Wednesday
- The system is forecast to move near the Cayman Islands Monday evening before moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night
Hurricane Delta formed Monday evening in the northwest Caribbean, the ninth hurricane of the 2020 season.
Delta was centered 170 miles south-southwest of Negril, Jamaica, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph as it moved west-northwest at 7 mph, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
The system was forecast to move near the Cayman Islands early Tuesday before moving into the southern Gulf of Mexico Wednesday. Delta is also forecast to become a Category 3 storm as soon as Tuesday.
A hurricane warning was issued for parts of Mexico, along with a tropical storm warning for the Cayman Islands, and a tropical storm watch for parts of Cuba.
Delta posses no direct threat to South Florida or the Florida Keys, but rain chances will be enhanced for the Keys on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Gamma downgraded to a post-tropical remnant low late Monday night.