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Victor Alexander, one of the ministers at Soar Church of Baton Rouge, fills bags with sand at BREC's Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in preparation for the local effects of the approaching Hurricane Delta, which is aiming at the Louisiana coast, so far. He was getting about a dozen bags filled to take to protect entrances of the Addison Street church from wind-blown water.

National Weather Service offices updated guidance for each parish in southern Louisiana as Hurricane Delta approaches for an expected landfall on Friday. Here are the expectations as of Thursday morning:

Definitions:

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area.

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, during the next 36 hours.

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.

Forecasters warn that if Delta's track changes, wind and rain estimates could fluctuate greatly. 

Ascension

Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch

Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph

Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

Assumption

Storm Surge Warning, Tropical Storm Warning

Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph

Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

East Baton Rouge

Tropical Storm Warning

Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph

No storm surge inundation forecast

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 2-4 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

East Feliciana

Tropical Storm Warning

Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 2-4 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

Iberville

Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch

Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph

Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 2-4 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

Livingston

Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch

Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph

Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for up to 2 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

Pointe Coupee

Tropical Storm Warning

Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph

No storm surge inundation forecast

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 3-6 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

St. Helena

Tropical Storm Warning

Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

St. James

Tropical Storm Warning

Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph

No storm surge inundation forecast

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

Tangipahoa (Northern)

Tropical Storm Warning

Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

Tangipahoa (Southern)

Storm Surge Warning, Tropical Storm Warning

Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph

Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 2-4 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

West Baton Rouge

Tropical Storm Warning

Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph

No storm surge inundation forecast

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 2-4 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

West Feliciana

Tropical Storm Warning

Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph

Peak Rainfall Amounts: 3-6 inches, with locally higher amounts

Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes