Hurricane Sally expected to make landfall Tuesday night/Wednesday Morning

Coastal areas from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle are under the gun

The latest stats and forecast for Hurricane Sally as of Tuesday (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

It’s been a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season with already 20 named storms developing - and there’s still another month and a half of hurricane season to go!

Now, Hurricane Sally has its sights set on the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida coast lines.

Hurricane Sally

  • After reaching Category 2 status Monday, Hurricane Sally has weakened slightly to a Category 1 Hurricane and is located in the northern central portion of the Gulf of Mexico with sustained winds of 85 mph with gusts of up to 105 mph
  • Sally is moving very slowly to the northwest at only 2 mph and is expected to make landfall hurricane along the Mississippi/Alabama coastlines late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning
  • Storm surge of up to 9 feet is possible long the Mississippi/Alabama border
  • After Sally makes landfall, the storm will gradually weaken into a tropical depression by Wednesday evening
  • However, because Sally will linger slowly over land, life-threatening flash flooding is possible for parts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida as up to 15+ inches of rain will be possible.
Potential Rainfall from Hurricane Sally (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

No Impacts for Texas Coast

There will be NO DIRECT IMPACTS to the Texas Coast from Hurricane Sally. However, if you would like to continue to track Sally you can visit our hurricane page or download the KSAT Hurricane Tracker App to follow along with the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record.

About the Author:

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT. She has been a proud member of the KSAT Weather Authority Team since 2017. Sarah is a Clark High School and Texas A&M University graduate. She previously worked at KTEN News. When Sarah is not busy forecasting, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and cat, and playing music.