Remnants of Sally Producing Heavy Rain

news image
Special Stories
18 Sep 2020 8:00 AM
Although Sally continues to weaken as it moves through the Southeastern US, the threat of flooding rainfall and isolated severe weather stormns remain possible across the Carolinas and Virginia. Sally was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Thursday morning and the final advisory on the storm was issued Thursday night. At that time, Sally had sustained winds around 25 mph and was moving northeast at 15 mph. Sally officially made landfall early Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama. At that time, Sally was a category 2 hurricane with wind speeds of 105 mph. WeatherNation meteorologist Meredith Garofalo takes a look back at the damage Hurricane Sally has caused along the Gulf Coast. https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1306403128368148481 Wind gusts were clocked above 120 mph along the Alabama coast as Sally made landfall. Gusts above 90 mph were recorded in the Florida Panhandle. Flooding has been a widespread problem with Sally as rich, tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico pushed ashore with the storm. Coupled with the slow movement of Sally, heavy rainfall was persistent for more than 24 hours. Some areas saw more than 2 feet of rain along the Alabama and Florida Panhandle coasts. Heavy rain is tapering off across North and South Carolina into Virginia, though pockets of heavier rain are possible. Rough surf, high seas and rip currents may occur up and down the Atlantic Seaboard into the weekend. Coastal flooding will remain a concern over the next couple of days along the Eastern Seaboard with high water levels from a persistent onshore flow. Continue to check in with us here at WeatherNation for updated information, and please seek additional announcements from local officials for your area if you are in the path of this tropical system.
All Weather News
More
National Park Week: Get Out and Explore

National Park Week: Get Out and Explore

National Park Week started Saturday, April 20

22 Apr 2024 4:00 PM
Monday, April 22nd - Earth Day!

Monday, April 22nd - Earth Day!

If you're following along with our National P

22 Apr 2024 3:55 PM
Cold Front Sparks Storms in Texas Tuesday

Cold Front Sparks Storms in Texas Tuesday

Temperatures were a bit chilly to start Monda

22 Apr 2024 3:50 PM
Late Week: Multiple Days of Severe Weather

Late Week: Multiple Days of Severe Weather

The spring season often means rounds of stron

22 Apr 2024 1:25 PM
Storms Along Florida Front Through Monday

Storms Along Florida Front Through Monday

Severe storms tore through portions of North

22 Apr 2024 1:20 PM
Double Trouble: Cicadas Take to the Skies this Spring

Double Trouble: Cicadas Take to the Skies this Spring

It’s the soundtrack to the summer. Nature’s n

22 Apr 2024 1:15 PM
Clipper Blows Through the Northern Plains

Clipper Blows Through the Northern Plains

Alberta Clippers are known for being fast-mov

22 Apr 2024 10:40 AM