Radar Image Courtesy of National Hurricane Center
Halfway through the 2020 hurricane season, Tropical Storm Sally — the 19th named storm of the season — has formed and appears to be headed toward the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
According to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service, the storm is now expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane ahead of its projected landfall on Tuesday.
🌀 Here is the 4am update from @NHC_Atlantic on #Sally. The track has been shifted west & has sped up. The forecast also now brings Sally up to a category 2 hurricane prior to landfall. With the nudge left and increase in strength the forecast impacts have increased. #LAwx #MSwx pic.twitter.com/OMeAXzDzIu
— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) September 13, 2020
Storm surges associated with Sally could reach up to 11 feet, according to the NWS.
Officials are reminding you that now is the time to prepare for severe weather.
NOW is the time to prepare for #Sally. While you never know what these systems will bring, it’s always best to be prepared.
– Make a Plan
– Build an Emergency Supply Kit
– Stay informed pic.twitter.com/j72BUKqpnO
— msema (@MSEMA) September 12, 2020
Make sure to stay weather aware in the coming days.