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UPDATE ON HURRICANE SALLY MOVEMENT: 9PM UPDATE

Staff Report

Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Sally's maximum winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h). This new intensity will be incorporated into the next full advisory issued at 10 PM CDT. Some additional strengthening is possible before Sally's center reaches the northern Gulf coast on Wednesday. 

At 8pm the storm was approximately  70 miles from Mobile and Pensacola with sustained maximum winds of 85 miles per hour. 

National Hurricane Center currently predicts that by 1 p.m. tomorrow Sally will loose strength and regress to a tropical storm as it moves inland and up the northern panhandle into Alabama and Georgia. 

Hurricane sally made a final shift Eastward directly hitting Pensacola, which has not seen a hurricane since 2005's Katrina.
Pensacola residents Daniel and Rachel Wallace watch as Hurricane Sally slowly rolls closer to shore.
A car drives down Santa Rosa Boulevard Tuesday evening through floodwaters created by Hurricane Sally.
Rough surf from Hurricane Sally pounds the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier Tuesday morning.

At 3pm this afternoon Washington County is under a Tropical Storm Warning, a Tornado Watch, a Flash Flood Watch, and River Flooding is expected.

More:Washington County Schools close as a precaution for Hurricane Sally

The biggest impact will be the heavy rains occurring over the next 24 hours.  We urge residents and those with interests along the Choctawhatchee River, Holmes Creek, and low-lying areas to monitor local media outlets for the latest information on Hurricane Sally.