Tropical Storm Sally is forecast to become a Hurricane on Monday while approaching the northern Gulf Coast. Sally will bring hurricane conditions including strong winds, extremely dangerous and life-threatening surge, heavy rainfall with widespread significant flash flooding, isolated tornadoes and swells that are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. While it is too early to determine exactly where the storm center will move onshore, Sally's slow movement will result in prolonged impacts along the Gulf Coast. States with Active Advisories: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
Sally is centered over 100 miles east-southeast of southeast Louisiana. The storm is lopsided right now with much of its rain and thunderstorm activity off to the east of its center. Bands of rain and gusty winds will be on the increase in parts of the northern Gulf Coast through the day on Monday.
Dangerous Storm Surge conditions are expected from Port Fourchon LA to the Alabama/Florida border. Hurricane conditions are expected later today from Morgan City, LA to the Mississippi/Alabama border, including New Orleans. Flash flooding is expected across central and northern FL, with flooding likely across southeast LA, MS, and AL before spreading farther across the Southeast U.S. later this week.