As Sally’s remains move east on Thursday afternoon and evening, there is a risk of flooding from Atlanta to Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. There is also a threat to tornadoes from central Georgia to Charleston, South Carolina, Wilmington, and eastern North Carolina.
From Thursday evening to early Friday morning, the threat of flooding shifts to Southern Virginia, from Norfolk to Richmond.
Tornadoes will be possible for eastern North Carolina.
As Sally leaves the Gulf Coast, a new tropical system is trying to develop in the Southern Gulf. The National Hurricane Center gives this storm a 90% chance of becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm Wilfred.
This next tropical system is expected to meander into the Gulf of Mexico for the next week or so, and then some of the long-term patterns are showing it arriving north to the Gulf Coast by mid to late next week, anywhere from Texas. in Louisiana.
In addition to the new tropical threat in the Gulf, Hurricane Teddy is strengthening and moving closer to Bermuda early next week. Teddy is expected to be a major hurricane by Thursday night.
Sally landed at 5:45 am ET on Wednesday, as a Category 2 storm with winds of 105 mph. This was the first hurricane to land in Alabama since Ivan in 2004.
The highest storm surge was in Pensacola, Florida, where Gulf water rose 5.6 feet. This was the third highest wave in the history of the city.
About 30 inches of rain is estimated to have fallen just north of Pensacola.
The highest wind gust reported on land was 99 mph at Dauphin Island, Alabama.
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