Sally is moving west-northwest toward Mississippi and Louisiana on Monday morning and could strengthen into a category one storm by the afternoon. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm could bring life-threatening storm surge, hurricane winds, and heavy rains to certain Gulf Coast states.
"Tropical Storm Sally expected to become a hurricane on Monday and move very slowly when it nears the northern Gulf coast. New Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings have been issued.
"Outer rain bands approaching the Northern Gulf Coast. Sally likely to produce Life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds, and flash flooding along portions of the Northern Gulf Coast starting late today," the NHC said.
As of early Monday morning, Sally is about 175 miles southeast of Biloxi, Mississippi, with maximum sustained winds around 60 mph.