Four named storms are spinning across parts of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico on Monday afternoon.
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Tropical Storm Vicky formed in the 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center on Monday off the Cabo Verde Islands near Africa. It's expected to be short-lived, however, and weaken to a remnant low on Thursday.
Vicky is the 20th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Tropical Storm Sally rapidly strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday afternoon.
According to the 12 p.m. advisory from the NHC, Sally was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and is moving west-northwest at 6 mph.
The NHC said Sally will make landfall in the area of Louisiana and Mississippi late Tuesday into Wednesday. Parts of the Florida Panhandle may be impacted by Sally.
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for:
- Port Fourchon, Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida border
- Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne
- Mobile Bay
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:
- Morgan City, Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida border
- Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, including metropolitan New Orleans
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
- Alabama/Florida border to Indian Pass, Florida
- Intracoastal City, Louisiana to west of Morgan City
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
- Indian Pass to Ochlockonee River, Florida
In the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Paulette is moving away from Bermuda and is expected to curve out to sea without impacting the east coast of the United States.
In the central Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Teddy is expected to strengthen into a hurricane on Tuesday, but will then curve north and stay out to sea, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Finally, Tropical Depression Rene, also in the central Atlantic Ocean, dissipated Monday at 5 p.m., the NHC said.
WPTV First Alert Meteorologist Steve Villanueva said the record for named storms at one time is six, which happened in 1971.