Sally Now A Category 1 Hurricane, Track Shifted East Again


UPDATE 11AM: Sally is now a category 1 hurricane with maximum winds of 85 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane hunters found Sally's center has reformed to the east of previous estimates, which led to another nudge east to the forecast cone, which includes southeast Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle.

Still, a slow-moving system would bring major impacts all along the Gulf Coast, and concerns remain about storm surge along the Louisiana coast and heavy rains to the east of Sally's center.

A 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 Alabama/Florida Border

* Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne

* Mobile Bay

Potential storm surge amounts:

Mouth of the Mississippi River to Ocean Springs, MS including Lake Borgne...7-11 ft

Ocean Springs, MS to MS/AL Border...5-8 ft

MS/AL Border to AL/FL Border including Mobile Bay...4-7 ft

Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas...4-6 ft

Port Fourchon, LA to Mouth of the Mississippi River...3-5 ft

AL/FL Border to Chassahowitzka, FL including Pensacola Bay,

Choctawhatchee Bay, and Saint Andrew Bay...1-3 ft

Burns Point, LA to Port Fourchon, LA...1-3 ft

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

* Morgan City Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida Border

* Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* Alabama/Florida Border to Indian Pass Florida

* Intracoastal City Louisiana to west of Morgan City

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* Indian Pass to Ochlockonee River Florida

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