Hurricane warnings in effect for parts of Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Sally gathers strength | AccuWeather

Hurricane and tropical storm warnings were in effect for portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast as AccuWeather meteorologists on Sunday continued monitoring the latest threat to the U.S.: Tropical Storm Sally, which had taken shape a day earlier.Sally was gathering strength as it moved over the Gulf of Mexico, where water temperatures range from the low- to mid-80s F, and the storm is forecast to reach hurricane strength before making landfall along the Gulf Coast.By 5 a.m. EDT Monday, the storm was centered 120 miles east-southeast of the mouth of Mississippi River. It was moving west-northwestward at 9 mph and maximum sustained winds had remained at 60 mph. Sally, formerly Tropical Depression 19, ramped up quickly and strengthened to a tropical storm at 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday afternoon.

Source: Hurricane warnings in effect for parts of Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Sally gathers strength | AccuWeather

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