Tropical Storm Sally slows down, strengthens Monday.
Tropical Storm Sally slowed down Monday morning and strengthened slightly over the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of southeast Louisiana and Mississippi, forecasters said in their 7 a.m. Monday update.
The storm is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall Tuesday in coastal Louisiana or Mississippi.
Metro New Orleans remains under a hurricane warning. Dangerous storm surge, heavy rain and strong winds are expected to reach southeast Louisiana later Monday, the National Hurricane Center said.
Sally is one of seven disturbances forecasters were tracking Monday morning in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic. Other than Sally, the disturbances don’t pose an immediate threat to the Gulf Coast.