Birmingham could see around an inch at best with the highest totals occurring in Coosa, Talladega, Chilton, and Tallapoosa counties where rainfall totals could still add up around 1-3″ with isolated spots seeing higher totals. Sally intensified overnight from an 80 mph hurricane to a Category 2 hurricane with winds up to 105 mph. We will likely stay mostly cloudy with a wide range in temperatures possible. Temperatures expected to stay in the lower 70s with easterly winds at 10-20 mph. Vicky is forecast to stay in the open Atlantic and gradually weaken and dissipate. (Image: National Hurricane Center) Sally did weaken overnight and today. Severe weather is not expected in Central Alabama today. Hurricane Sally made landfall early Wednesday as a Category 2 storm near Gulf Shores, Alabama, the National Hurricane Center said. It’s just a nightmare.”. The big story is Hurricane Sally. Flooding from its unrelenting rains turned streets into rivers, sweeping up cars and washing out bridges. In Florida, a section of the newly built Three Mile Bridge linking Pensacola to the beach community of Gulf Breeze was washed out. Rainfall projections have lowered a little across Central Alabama thanks to the easterly track Sally is making this morning. Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches. Paulette is weakening and moving into the Northern Atlantic away from the United States. It is very breezy with easterly winds at 10-15 mph. Satellite Imagery of Hurricane Sally as it was about to make landfall near Gulf Shores, AL. Those numbers were likely to rise as Sally moved deeper inland. Sally is forecast to move slowly and be in far south Alabama near Brewton by this evening. Sally … Winds are expected to increase to 10-20 mph this afternoon with gusts as high as 25 mph. By. Top winds are 85 mph. ", Live updates:  Pensacola gets 30 inches of rain; 'catastrophic flooding is unfolding' in Alabama, Florida. Sally's flooding rainfall spread inland into parts of Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. Heavy rainfall was forecast into Thursday over portions of central and southern Georgia, the weather service said. Moving at … BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Good Wednesday morning. WEDNESDAY 5 P.M.: Areas along and west of I-65 could stay mostly dry with only a small chance for showers. All of this has evolved thanks to latest forecast track of Sally. Sally is also forecast to bring heavy downpours to parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas later in the … Cantore is no stranger to Gulfport this hurricane season. Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall. The big story is Hurricane Sally. Updated 1:20 PM ET, Wed September 16, 2020 (CNN) Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday morning, exactly 16 years to the day and almost to the hour when Hurricane Ivan made landfall in 2004. TROPICS REMAIN EXTREMELY ACTIVE: Besides Sally, we continue to monitor Paulette, Teddy, Vicky, and three other tropical waves. The system grew a broad area of low-pressure on September 11, and was designated as a tropical depression late that day… It continues to batter the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast. Models have been hinting unsettled weather in that area going into next week. Stay safe. The storms impacts will be felt across the southern U.S. for days after its initial landfall. Showers will be possible in our far southern counties as some of the outer rain bands slowly move northward. Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama, threatens “historic” flooding – Sep 16, 2020 “Our manager didn’t think it was gonna be this bad. Hurricane Zeta would be the record fifth tropical cyclone to make landfall in Louisiana in 2020. 4:33 | 09/14/20. Hurricane Sally Weakens to Tropical Storm, Brings 'Historic Flooding' to U.S. Gulf Coast More An U.S. flag flies from a boat damaged by Hurricane Sally in Pensacola, Florida, U.S., September 16, 2020. PENSACOLA, Fla. – Hurricane Sally's winds ratcheted down to tropical storm strength  after crashing ashore as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday, hammering a swath of the Gulf Coast with deluging rain and 105-mph winds. "When tropical systems are barely moving, that's when you deal with big-time issues. Jefferson County is no longer included in the flash flood watch. 1 month ago. It is creeping northwest at 2 mph. Greatest coverage of rain today will occur in east Alabama where most spots could record 1-2 inches. A tornado watch was issued for parts of Alabama, Florida and Georgia until Wednesday evening. WEDNESDAY NOON: We aren’t expecting widespread rain at noon, but scattered showers from Sally will be possible. (Source: WBRC) By Matt Daniel | September 16, 2020 at 5:45 AM CDT - Updated September 16 at 5:49 AM. Teddy is rapidly intensifying and is now a Category 2 hurricane. This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at 3 p.m. Call us if you need us," the tweet said. The storm is bringing heavy rain, high winds and a dangerous storm surge from Louisiana to Florida. “It just keeps pounding and pounding and pounding the area with tropical rain and just powerful winds. Gary Bigger. There’s a chance we could see lows dip into the upper 40s Tuesday morning. Areas that will likely see rain include Shelby, Calhoun, Tallapoosa, Coosa, Talladega, Chilton, Bibb, and St. Clair counties. In Escambia County, which includes Pensacola, Public Safety Director Jason Rogers said high-water rescue vehicles and swift water rescue teams responded to numerous calls for help. How about that? The storm could dump up to a foot of rain along pockets of southeastern Mississippi, southern and central Alabama, northern Georgia and the western Carolinas. Western South Carolina into western and central North Carolina can expect up to 4 to 6 inches and isolated maximum amounts of 9 inches. FALL WEATHER CONTINUES NEXT WEEK: First day of fall officially begins Tuesday, September 22 and it will feel like fall going into next week. “At least everybody is accounted for," he said. In Walton County, 80 miles east of Pensacola, the sheriff's office posted photos on social media of a washed-out bridge. Rainfall totals have already exceeded a foot with more rain expected. Sally made landfall before dawn in Gulf Shores, Alabama, about 30 miles from the Florida line. Who would have guessed that exactly 16 years later Sally would make landfall at Gulf Shores too! Matt Daniel joined the WBRC First Alert weather team in August 2018 as a digital meteorologist/weather producer. Sally is moving very slowly to the northwest at only 2 mph and is expected to make landfall hurricane along the Mississippi/Alabama coastlines late … The storm was expected to move inland across southeastern Alabama on Wednesday night, dumping "life-threatening" rainfall over portions of the Gulf Coast, Florida Panhandle and southeastern Alabama. West Alabama could see a few breaks of sunshine tomorrow afternoon warming us up into the low to mid 80s. "We are making rescues right now," Rogers said. Rain totals of 10 to 20 inches are likely but could balloon to 35 inches in some areas. If you live in Hamilton, Cullman, Fayette, Jasper, and Tuscaloosa, you will likely stay mostly dry. More than 2 feet of rain was measured near Naval Air Station Pensacola – one spotter reported 30 inches, the National Weather Service in Mobile/Pensacola said. Some spots like Chilton, Coosa, and Tallapoosa counties will see the highest rainfall totals around 2-4 inches. Debbie Elliott. There's only one name left on the 2020 list of hurricane names. It was just so … I’m worried that Pensacola, Florida could see devastating impacts with a long duration event of damaging winds, heavy rain, flooding, and storm surge. This image was taken around 4:00am CT. Radar imagery of Hurricane Sally approximately at 3:30am ET on September 16th. Hurricane Sally has officially made landfall near Gulf Shores as a category two hurricane with sustained winds at … Hurricane Sally made landfall on September 16, 2020 near the … Pensacola gets 30 inches of rain; 'catastrophic flooding is unfolding' in Alabama, Florida, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Hurricane Sally made landfall in Gulf Shores on Sept. 16, 2020, 16 years to the day after Alabama's last hurricane landfall (Ivan). It may not get better soon. We will likely stay mostly cloudy Saturday afternoon with highs only climbing into the mid 70s. "A pandemic and a hurricane; what’s next? All rights reserved. Sunny days and good times.". WEDNESDAY 10 P.M.: Same spots that see rain at 5 p.m. will likely continue to see rain after sunset. Flash flood threat increases as you head south into southeast Alabama. Tropical Storm Sally expected to make landfall as a … It was 16 years on this day when Alabama saw its last hurricane make landfall. FIRST ALERT FOR COOLER AIR THIS WEEKEND: Cool air is forecast to move into Central Alabama over the weekend. WEDNESDAY MORNING: We are planning on staying cloudy with some scattered showers. Gusts near 25 mph. Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said 50 to 60 people were rescued and staying in makeshift shelters. Sheriff David Morgan said thousands of county residents will need to be evacuated from rising water in the coming days. "Stay home. Best chance for rain will occur this evening and into the overnight hours. September 16, 2020 at 5:45 AM CDT - Updated September 16 at 6:36 AM, Fire erupts at Chevron gas station in Brighton area, Nashville officers praised as heroes for saving lives, Major AT&T outage due to massive explosion in downtown Nashville. 1720 Valley View DriveBirmingham, AL 35209(205) 322-6666. Northerly winds will help keep our temperatures down below average. Moving forward to this morning, slow-moving hurricane Sally officially made landfall near 5:45 AM near Gulf Shores, Alabama as a category 2 hurricane. Make sure you download the WBRC First Alert Weather App for the latest weather information. I think the drop-off from low to higher rainfall totals could occur in Jefferson county where northern parts of the county could see rainfall totals less than a quarter of an inch. “It’s not common that you start measuring rainfall in feet,” said weather service forecaster David Eversole in Mobile, Alabama. In Alabama, the Gulf Shores State Park Pier was "cut in half," the weather service said, posting a photo of the battered pier on social media. East Alabama could remain cloudy and cooler with highs in the 70s. Flash flood emergencies have been issued for the immediate concern of flash flooding and dangerous conditions. News & World Report is out with its annual list of … Sept. 16, 202002:02. Sally is forecast to turn northeastward and move across the Southeast through Friday. Sally is moving toward the north near 2 mph (4 km/h). A satellite image of Hurricane Sally. Sally intensified overnight from an 80 mph hurricane to a Category 2 hurricane with winds up to 105 mph. Meandering inland at 3 mph, the storm toppled trees and power lines, battered homes and businesses. Hurricane Sally may not make landfall until Wednesday 24 hours ago the storm was expected to come ashore at 8 a.m. Tuesday but because it has slowed, landfall is now not expected before Wednesday. Brandon Moseley. 2020 hurricane season is the second most active on record Record countdown is on for most tropical systems to make landfall in the U.S. in one … We might not see a lot of rainfall in our northwestern counties. Hurricane Sally made landfall around 5 a.m. Wednesday. The center of Hurricane Sally is located 100 miles south of Mobile at the hour. Sally picked up a bit of speed as it rolled over land at 5 mph Wednesday afternoon. Joe Raedle/Getty Hurricane Sally made landfall as a Category 2 storm near the city of Gulf Shores, Alabama, at 4:45 a.m. local time Wednesday. RAINFALL POTENTIAL: We will likely see a quarter of an inch or less if you live in Marion, Winston, Cullman, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Tuscaloosa, and Pickens Counties. Contributing: Jim Little, Joe Jacquez and Jonathan Tully, Pensacola News Journal; Sarah Ann Dueñas and Nate Chute, Montgomery Advertiser; The Associated Press. High temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 70s and lower 80s with morning temperatures in the 50s. The slow movement of Sally will only increase the rainfall totals across the Alabama and Florida coast. The strongest winds and heaviest rainfall have been battering areas like Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We are going to see crazy high rainfall across a good portion of the Southeast. Southeast Alabama will also have the greatest potential to see a few isolated tornadoes. Then a massive tree fell into his living room – and another tree fell on his car before he could escape. GULF SHORES, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 15: A man walks though a flooded parking lot as the outer bands of Hurricane Sally come ashore on September 15, 2020 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. It has the chance to become a major hurricane in a few days. Pensacola resident Kenneth McElroy said he woke up at 4 a.m. to screaming winds and green flashes of light. "The big issue is the forward speed of the system," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Isaac Longley. Bulk of rain will likely occur south of I-20 and east of I-65. We have a high chance of a tropical wave that could develop into a tropical system in the far eastern Atlantic. Mexico and parts of south Texas should pay close attention to this tropical wave. It appears the fire may have started in the kitchen. Flash flooding is still possible in areas that could see a few inches of rain today. Sally could produce up to 7 feet of storm surge across Alabama's coastline from the Mississippi border to the Florida border, forecasters said. The eighteenth named storm, and seventh hurricane of the extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Sally formed out of an area of disturbed weather which was first monitored over the Bahamason September 10. Rain chance around 30-40%. And a plea. Updated 7:01 PM ET, Sun September 13, 2020 (CNN) Tropical Storm Sally could be a Category 2 hurricane when it reaches the United States near … "Significant flash and urban flooding is likely, as well as widespread minor to moderate flooding on some rivers," the weather service said. , Hurricane Sally has officially made landfall with top winds of 105 mph, hitting … Others were safe in their homes and will be rescued when the water recedes, he said. Downtown Pensacola streets were flooded and mostly deserted. Copyright 2020 WBRC. Sally was the eighth named storm to make landfall in the continental USA this year – the most through Sept. 16 in recorded history, surpassing the seven storms of 1916, Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach said. We will likely see a sharp divide in spots that stay dry vs wet. Flash Flood Watch continues for today into tomorrow for areas along and south of I-20/59. Southern and central Alabama to central Georgia could see 4 to 8 inches of rain and isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches. Hurricane Sally has made landfall at Gulf Shores September 16, 2020. Hurricane Ivan made landfall during the morning hours of September 16, 2004 near Gulf Shores. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. Temperatures in the low to mid 70s. The eye became better defined overnight and officially made landfall near Gulf Shores around 5 a.m. CT. Next up: The Greek alphabet. — NWS Mobile (@NWSMobile) September 16, 2020 Sally has weakened to a depression with 35 mph winds as of 10 p.m. Sally is the first hurricane to make landfall in … Restrengthening is not forecast due to increasing shear and up welling. More than 550,000 homes and businesses were without power in Alabama, Florida and Louisiana. The record for most continental U.S. landfalls in a single Atlantic season is nine, also set in 1916. Temperatures are expected to stay in the 70s today. Turn around, don’t drown. (VIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE) Published. September 16, 2020. Heard on Morning Edition. THURSDAY’S FORECAST: We will begin to trend drier Thursday with a chance for a scattered showers during the first half of the day. It's 2020," Cantore joked Tuesday. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Good Wednesday morning. Hurricane Sally was a destructive Atlantic hurricane which became the first hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. state of Alabama since Ivan in 2004, coincidentally on the same date. Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall Near Gulf Shores, Ala. September 16, 20208:04 AM ET. September 16, 2020. Sunday is shaping up to be mostly sunny and beautiful. We will stay cloudy with sustained winds at 10-20 mph. Temperatures holding in the lower 70s. 14 Florida Cities, Including Miami, Make List Of Best Places To Live, According To US NewsU.S. Clouds are expected to decrease Saturday evening and give way to temperatures in the upper 50s by Sunday morning. He chased Hurricane Sally down the Gulf Coast last month from Mississippi to Alabama to Florida. We are also watching another disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico that has a medium chance to develop into a tropical depression or storm in the next five days. SALLY IMPACTS ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA: We are seeing cloudy conditions with temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. This will be the most CONUS named storm landfalls on record through September 16 - … This was about 2 hours before landfall. PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it crept inland for what could be a long, slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South. Twitter Instagram Pinterest Tumblr. McElroy said that despite being homeless in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, he was optimistic things would get better. At 4 p.m., the center of Hurricane Sally was located near latitude 29.5 North, longitude 88.1 West. Sally was forecast through Wednesday to produce additional rainfall totals of 8 to 12 inches with localized higher amounts possible along the central Gulf Coast from west of Tallahassee, Florida, to Mobile Bay, Alabama, the weather service said. A vehicle is seen abandoned in a flooded road after Hurricane Sally passed through the area on September 16, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida. Fire fighters are on scene trying to control the blaze. The day after Christmas is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Remember to never drive through flooded areas. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Sally moving slowly … New Orleans preps for Tropical Storm Sally with potential storm surges as high as 9 feet expected. Southeast Virginia could get 2 to 5 inches and isolated maximum amounts of 7 inches. The pressure continues to … When #Sally makes landfall tomorrow, it will be 8th continental US (CONUS) named storm landfall of 2020. Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore in Alabama with 105 mph (165) winds Wednesday, shoving a surge of seawater onto the coast and bringing … However, some restrengthening is favored by the ECMWF, GFS, and UKMET prior to landfall and therefore can’t be ruled out. Humidity levels will go down with highs in the mid to upper 70s. It will then continue to move to the northeast into Columbus, GA by Thursday morning. on. Forecast track for Sally as of 4 PM CDT September 15, 2020. 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