Sally's Major Impacts Continue To Shift East As Storm Sits In Gulf


As Hurricane Sally continued to inch towards the Gulf Coast Tuesday morning, the latest track from the National Hurricane Center continued to place the major impacts of the storm to the east of Louisiana, following an eastward trend for landfall.

With Sally's slow movement, that landfall may not happen until Wednesday near Mobile, Alabama.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT from the National Hurricane Center:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...

Mouth of the Mississippi River to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line Florida

Mobile Bay

STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

Mouth of the Mississippi River to Dauphin Island including Lake Borgne...6-9 ft

Mobile Bay...6-9 ft

Dauphin Island to AL/FL Border...4-7 ft

AL/FL Border to Okaloosa/Walton County Line including Pensacola Bay and Choctawhatchee Bay...2-4 ft

Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas...2-4 ft

Port Fourchon to Mouth of the Mississippi River...1-3 ft

Okaloosa/Walton County Line to Chassahowitzka including Saint Andrew Bay...1-3 ft

Overtopping of local levees outside of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System is possible where local inundation values may be higher than those shown above.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

East of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Navarre Florida

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

East of Navarre Florida to Indian Pass Florida

Mouth of the Pearl River westward to Grand Isle Louisiana,including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas and metropolitan New Orleans

Current watches and warnings from the National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Pearl River

A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect for Ascension, Livingston, Lower Plaquemines, Lower St. Bernard, Orleans, Southern Tangipahoa, St. Charles, St. John The Baptist, St. Tammany, Upper Jefferson, Upper Plaquemines, and Upper St. Bernard

A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Lower Jefferson and St. James

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