The National Hurricane Center on Tuesday morning was tracking seven disturbances, including four named storms, in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
Hurricane Sally is stalled in the Gulf of Mexico, but it is expected to turn north and make landfall Wednesday near the Mississippi/Alabama state line. The storm is expected bring storm surge and rain to southeast Louisiana, but most of the hazards will be east of Louisiana.
Grand Isle remains under a tropical storm warning.
Forecasters also are tracking Hurricane Paulette, Tropical Storm Teddy and Tropical Storm Vicky. These storms are not expected to pose a threat to Louisiana.
Tropical Depression Rene dissipated Monday, but not before setting a meteorological record: It was the first time since 1971 that five or more tropical cyclones have existed together in the Atlantic.
Plus, another tropical depression is likely to form this week in the Atlantic. It if strengthens into a tropical storm, it will be named Wilfred – the last available name of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. It’s too early to tell where this system will go.
Once Wilfred is used, forecasters will use the Greek alphabet for naming storms this season.
Here’s what to know Tuesday morning about the tropics.
Tropical Storm Sally in the Gulf
As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, Hurricane Sally was about 55 miles east of the mouth of the Mississippi River and about 110 miles southeast of Mobile, Ala.
It’s moving northwest at a mere 2 mph, forecasters said.
Hurricane Sally weakened overnight and now has winds of 85 mph, which is a Category 1 hurricane.
It’s expected to turn north Tuesday afternoon and then slowly northeast Tuesday night.
On the forecast track, the center of Sally will pass near the coast of southeastern Louisiana later Tuesday, and make landfall in Mississippi or Alabama Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
Hurricane Paulette in the Atlantic
Hurricane Paulette on Tuesday morning was moving northeast through the Atlantic.
It was about 570 miles northeast of Bermuda and is not expected to hit land. However, swells generated from the storm are creating rip currents in parts of Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles and the U.S. East Coast.
It has winds of 105 mph and some strengthening is possible Tuesday, forecasters said. Rapid weakening is expected Wednesday.
Tropical Storm Teddy in the Atlantic
Tropical Storm Teddy is expected to strengthen into a hurricane later today, forecasters said.
As of 10 a.m., it was about 960 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. It’s moving northwest at 13 mph.
It has winds of 65 mph and could strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane in a few days, forecasters said.
Tropical Storm Vicky in the Atlantic
Tropical Storm Vicky is expected to start weakening Tuesday night, forecasters said.
As of 10 a.m., the storm was about 560 miles northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and was moving northwest at 9 mph.
It has winds of 50 mph.
Disturbance in the Gulf
Forecasters were tracking a broad area of low pressure over the southwest Gulf of Mexico.
Any development that occurs will be slow while the disturbance meanders over the Gulf of Mexico over the next several days, forecasters said.
The shaded area on the graphic is where a storm could develop and is not a track. The National Hurricane Center releases a track when a system develops or is about to develop into a tropical depression.
The disturbance has a 20% (low) of development in the next five days.
Tropical depression likely to form
A tropical depression is likely to form during the next few days from this system in the Atlantic, forecasters said.
On Tuesday morning, it was a few hundred miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands and was becoming better organized. It’s expected to move west at 10 to 15 mph.
It has a 70% chance (high) of developing into a tropical depression. If it strengthen into a tropical storm, it will most likely be named Wilfred.
Disturbance in north Atlantic
An area of low pressure is in the northeast Atlantic several hundred miles northeast of the Azores, forecasters said.
It has a 20% chance (low) of development within five days.
Staff writer Emma Discher contributed to this story.