Tropical Storm Sally forecast to hit Gulf Coast as a hurricane
Miami, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- Tropical Storm Sally forecast to hit the Gulf Coast as a hurricane.
Tropical Storm Sally now has winds of 50 mph and is located 115 miles West of Port Charlotte, Florida, and 345 miles east-southeast of Louisiana as it continues to move west-northwest.
Sally is strengthening this morning and will continue to strengthen today.
Heavy rain continues to fall on the eastern side of Sally, especially from the Florida Keys to Sarasota.
Key West, Florida, recorded nearly 4 inches in just one hour overnight causing flash flooding there. Additionally, Key West, also observed 9.37 inches of rain yesterday.
Sally is expected to move northwest over the next 24 to 36 hours.
Unfortunately, Sally is expected to slow down as it approaches the Gulf Coast of the U.S. on Monday and Tuesday.
In this time period Sally will continue to strengthen. It is important to note that Sally is now forecast to make landfall somewhere in southeast Louisiana as a Category 2 Hurricane.