Sally strengthens into a hurricane

Heavy rain and potential storm surge expected for the Gulf Coast states

Sally strengthens into a category 2 storm

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Hurricane Sally is expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, with flooding rainfall the primary threat.

The 5 p.m. advisory on Monday has Sally intensifying into a category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 100 mph.

Hurricane Sally has intensified with winds at 100 mph just east of Louisiana.
Hurricane Sally has intensified with winds at 100 mph just east of Louisiana. (Source: WWBT)

Sally will bring heavy rain along with the threat for storm surge flooding, wind, and isolated tornadoes to the Gulf Coast states. At this point it appears that Sally’s remnants will stay south of Virginia.

It is expected to be a category 2 storm at landfall.

Sally is expected to make landfall in Mississippi or Alabama late Tuesday afternoon or Tuesday evening.
Sally is expected to make landfall in Mississippi or Alabama late Tuesday afternoon or Tuesday evening. (Source: WWBT)

There are also other tropical systems of note over the Atlantic, including Paulette, Teddy, and Vicky, which are all predicted to stay over the Atlantic.

While the tropical picture is a very active one right now, we still see no direct weather impacts for Virginia. Paulette could bring heavy surf and rips currents to coastal areas this week but stays far offshore. Keep up with the latest on NBC12 on TV, online and on the NBC12 Weather App

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