Sally Still Dumping Rain on Alabama, Georgia
By The Associated Press
PENSACOLA - Sally continues to weaken as it moves over the South after hitting the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 hurricane but is still a dangerous rainmaker as it moves into Georgia on a path to the Carolinas.

The tropical depression’s maximum sustained winds early Thursday have decreased to near 30 mph with additional weakening expected.

As of 5 a.m., Sally was centered about 50 miles southeast of Montgomery, Alabama, and is moving northeast near 12 mph.

Authorities have warned that rain from the storm could swell eight waterways in Florida and Alabama to record levels. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned residents and visitors of possible river flooding in the coming days.

Meanwhile, HurricaneTeddy has become a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm is currently located about 625 miles east of The Lesser Antilles. Teddy is moving toward the northwest at about 12 miles per hour, the general motion it is expected to continue through the weekend.

Additional strengthening is forecasted to happen during the next couple of days, and Teddy could become a major hurricane Thursday night or Friday, the center said.

Published 04:38 PM, Wednesday Sep. 16, 2020
Updated 08:00 AM, Thursday Sep. 17, 2020



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