Tropical Storm Sally Forms in Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center said that Tropical Storm Sally formed off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday. This is the 18th hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season, which appears in mid-September.

Sally is expected to strengthen as a hurricane early next week as it moves northeast across the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center said it could produce life-threatening storms and storm-force winds from southeastern Louisiana to the Alabama coast.

Sally could also bring flooding floods to the Florida pandale, with tropical storm conditions expected in the region as of Sunday.

As of 5 pm on Saturday evening, Sally had strong winds of 40 mph.

Louisiana is still recovering from Hurricane Laura, which struck Lake Charles on August 27 as a Category 4 hurricane. According to Governor John Bel Edwards, at least 28 deaths in the state have been attributed to the storm.

The Atlantic has many other storms, including another tropical storm, Paulette. According to the National Hurricane Center, Paulette hopes to approach Bermuda on Sunday as a hurricane. The National Hurricane Center said that Bermuda is expected to witness strong winds, heavy rain and storm surges on Sunday evening. A storm warning is in effect for the island.