Hurricane Sally officially made landfall this morning near Gulf Shores Alabama as a category 2 hurricane with maximum winds at 105 mph.
Slow moving Sally will move inland and bring heavy rain to the area starting late this morning and lasting through the afternoon and evening. Weather Alert today for the potential of Flash Flooding and a brief spin up tornado. These spin-up tornadoes may happen with little to no warning as they are often embedded in rain so be sure to have multiple ways to receive watches and warnings.
The biggest threat for the area won’t be tornadoes but will be the heavy rain as this will be a prolonged rain event. Areas of Flash Flooding are possible which is why we have Flash Flood Watches for the area through Thursday evening. Be alert to changing conditions and never drive over flooded roadways, remember to Turn around Don’t Drown.
Heavy rain will continue overnight and into Thursday morning/early afternoon, some areas could pick up nearly 8-10 inches of rain by the time this is over.
Calmer and drier weather will move into the area for Friday and the weekend.