Hurricane conditions continue

HOLT, Fla., Sept. 16, 2020—Hurricane Sally is inching its way across southeastern Alabama and northwest Florida.

Sally made landfall as a category 2 hurricane at 4:45 a.m. today near Gulf Shores with 105 mph winds.

Since then, the storm has been slowly making its way north-northeast at 5 mph.

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 10 a.m. update, the eye has degraded and maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 80 mph with higher gusts.

Hurricane winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center with tropical-storm-force winds up to 125 miles.

A wind gust of 82 mph was recently observed at Pensacola Naval Air Staiton.

Sally should continue to weaken today once the majority of the circulation is onshore by tomorrow morning, according to the NHC.

As Sally moves inland, ongoing heavy rainfall and flooding will continue.

Historic and catastrophic flooding, including widespread moderate to major river flooding, is unfolding, according to the NHC.

The area is still under a hurricane warning and hurricane conditions are expected to continue this afternoon.

A tornado watch is in effect until 6 p.m., but conditions may warrant it to be extended.

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