Sally makes landfall in coastal AL, sparing South MS the worst impacts

Just before 5 AM the center of Sally’s eye passed over Gulf Shores, Alabama

10 AM Sally Update

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The WLOX First Alert Weather Team has been tracking Hurricane Sally this week.

Sally re-strengthened to a category two hurricane overnight and made landfall in Gulf Shores, AL just before 5 AM with max winds of 105 mph. Sally will eventually weaken as it heads northeastward and farther inland later today.

Going into Wednesday, South Mississippi will see gradually improving weather conditions.

As of 10 AM, tropical storm warnings have been canceled for South Mississippi, except for George County. Earlier this morning, there were reports of widespread trees down across eastern Jackson County with thousands of power outages, according to emergency management.

Coastal Flood Advisories have also been canceled for South Mississippi.

Other than windy weather this morning, there aren’t really any other significant weather threats to the WLOX area for the rest of Wednesday. Winds will gradually relax by the evening. There could be a few passing rain bands from time to time throughout the day. Winds will But, we’ll actually see drier weather tonight and tomorrow.

This will be the last update of this blog regarding the impacts for South Mississippi.

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