First Alert Forecast: Hurricane Sally continues to strengthen

Greatest impacts will be felt to our SE...

First Alert Forecast: Hurricane Sally continues to strengthen
Typical Summery Weather Monday; Impacts from Sally Possible Tuesday/Wednesday (Source: WLBT)

Although a few showers and storms are possible today as highs top out near 90 degrees, our eyes are focused on the rapidly intensifying, Hurricane Sally. Sally is forecast to intensify even more before landfall, to Category 2 strength into Tuesday, and make landfall along the Gulf Coastline.

Our local impacts will remain dependent upon this storm’s exact track, but the greatest impacts will certainly be felt to our south and east. Some areas along the coast line could pick up 15-20″+ of rainfall over the next few days, whereas we’ll have a very sharp cutoff in terms of rain totals.

Our western counties may barely pick up an inch of rain, whereas our far SE counties could pick up 3-7″... Gusty winds will also be expected farther to the SE where Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are in place for a few of our counties. Changes are still possible over the next few days so stay tuned for frequent updates!

Eventually a cold front will swing south and bring us cooler than average conditions later this week.

Rachel's Monday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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