Sally's Track Nudged Again East Monday Night


Hurricane Sally continued to meander in the Gulf of Mexico Monday night, and the official track was nudged again to the east by forecasters, which could take the center of the storm possibly towards Mobile, Alabama.

With Sally moving so slowly, that landfall may not happen until Wednesday morning.

But questions still remained on Sally's future. "There continues to be a significant amount of uncertainty on exactly where and when Sally turns northward and makes landfall, with model solutions ranging from a landfall on the Florida panhandle to a landfall in extreme southeastern Louisiana," explained the National Hurricane Center. "It should be emphasized that it is always challenging to forecast the track of hurricanes in weak steering currents, and in Sally's case the weak steering is occurring very near land."

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

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...

Port Fourchon Louisiana to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line Florida

Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne

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

Ocean Springs, MS to Dauphin Island, AL including Mobile Bay...6-9 ft

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

Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas...3-5 ft

Port Fourchon, LA to Mouth of the Mississippi River...2-4 ft

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

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

Burns Point, LA to Port Fourchon, LA...1-2 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...

Grand Isle Louisiana to the Navarre Florida

Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

East of of Navarre Florida to Indian Pass Florida

West of Grand Isle to Morgan City Louisiana

CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS from the National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge office:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Pearl River and St. James.

A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for Ascension, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Livingston, Lower Jefferson, 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 Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Assumption, Lower Terrebonne, Upper Lafourche, and Upper Terrebonne.

A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect for Lower Lafourche.

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