Interaction with the Yucatan Peninsula has weakened Hurricane Delta.
The storm is now a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 85 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The center of the storm is now over the southern Gulf of Mexico and strengthening is expected over the next 36 hours.
The official forecast from the NHC is for Delta to regain major hurricane strength with winds of 115 mph by Thursday night.
The storm is still expected to hit Louisiana Friday afternoon.