Tropical Storm Sally forecast to become a hurricane.

Tropical Storm Sally is working its way into the gulf and could still potentially become a hurricane.

Sally was 140 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, as of 2 p.m. Sunday. Forecasters said the storm is moving west-northwest at 12 mph.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts.

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Strengthening is expected over the next day or so, and Sally is forecast to become a hurricane on Monday, with some additional strengthening possible before landfall Monday night.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles from the center.

Meteorologists said Sally could produce total rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches across west-central and southern Florida, including the Florida Keys, through Sunday.

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Hurricane Paulette was upgraded to a Category one hurricane and is projected to stay over the Atlantic and not impact Florida.

Hurricane Paulette is 195 miles southeast of Bermuda as of 2 p.m. Sunday, forecasters said. Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph as the storm moves west-northwest at 14 mph.

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Strengthening is forecast, and Paulette is expected to be a dangerous hurricane when it approaches Bermuda late tonight and early Monday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles.


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