Eye on the Tropics

Sally strengthens into Category 2 hurricane but moving slow; 3 other systems active in the Atlantic

ORLANDO, Fla. — 11 p.m. update: Sally is crawling at 3 mph to the WNW and may slow down even further before turning to the north. Winds are estimated at 100 mph as a category two hurricane, but hurricane hunters haven’t recently measured winds this strong. We’ll see if it intensifies by morning

There’s still uncertainty as to exactly where and when it makes landfall because of slow movement.

Read our previous story below:

Hurricane Sally was upgraded to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph Monday afternoon.

The storm continues to move west-northwest at 6 mph with a turn to the northwest expected Monday evening.

LIVE RADAR: Sally’s rain bands skirt Central Florida, isolated through the evening

Sally could bring up to 18 inches of rain to the Louisiana coastline when it makes landfall late Tuesday.

The storm’s feeder bands are currently being felt in Central Florida. Click here to read more about that.

This tightly packed hurricane is also bringing rain to the Florida Panhandle and parts of Mississippi and Alabama.

Read: La Niña is officially declared; tropical effects already being seen

Sally is likely to produce life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and flash flooding along portions of the northern Gulf Coast later Monday.

Tropical Depression Rene has dissipated. Three other systems remain active in the Atlantic. Scroll below to read more about them.

Active Monday: Storms moving through Central Florida associated with Sally’s outer bands.

Here’s what you need to know about the other systems:

Forecast Track

Tropical Storm Vicky

Tropical Depression 21 is now Tropical Strom Vicky to the northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands near Africa.

The storm is moving northwest at 6 mph, and has maximum sustained winds of 40mph. It will stay out to sea.

This system will be short-lived, likely becoming a depression by Wednesday.

Read: Hurricane Sally live updates: Storm upgraded to a Category 2, more strengthening expected

Hurricane Paulette

Paulette is over Bermuda and the entire island is inside the storm’s eye.

Forecasters said hurricane-force winds and torrential rains will return from the south and southwest due to the storm’s southern eyewall.

Paulette is expected to turn away from North America. It is moving north-northwest at 12 mph.

The storm is forecast to strengthen when it turns northeastward and moves away from Bermuda Monday night through Tuesday.

Forecast Track

Tropical Storm Teddy

Tropical Storm Teddy formed early Monday morning.

The storm is expected to strengthen and is forecast to become a hurricane in a few days.

It will stay out to sea.

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Jason Kelly joined WFTV in 2014.

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