MIAMI (CBSMiami) – While Sally is now a rainmaker for Georgia and the Carolinas, there are still a number of systems being tracked in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
Sally is expected to drop deposit 4 to 6 inches, with isolated amounts of 10 inches, in and near the Carolinas and southern Virginia. Widespread flash flooding and minor to moderate
river flooding is likely.
In addition to Sally, there are five other systems being tracked in the tropics during this busy hurricane season.
For the named systems, Teddy has become a major hurricane with sustained winds of 135 mph as it moves to the northwest over the central tropical Atlantic. Vicky has been downgraded to a tropical depression in the eastern tropical Atlantic.
Forecasters are also keeping an eye on a well-defined low pressure system located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico that is becoming better organized. Upper-level winds are gradually becoming more conducive for development and, if this trend continues, a tropical depression or tropical storm could form on Thursday. The low is expected to meander over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico for the next day or so before moving slowly northward to northeastward on Friday and Saturday. This disturbance has a high chance of development over the next two to five days.
An area of low pressure located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for development during the next few days, and a tropical depression could form before upper-level winds become less favorable over the weekend. The low is forecast to move west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph during the next several days. This disturbance has a medium potential for development over the next five days.
A non-tropical area of low pressure is located over the far northeastern Atlantic Ocean a few hundred miles east-northeast of the Azores. This system has a low potential of development and is forecast to move east-southeastward and then northeastward at about 10 mph over the next day or two.