5 tropical cyclones are in AtlanticChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 15, 2020
The five systems are Hurricane Paulette, Hurricane Sally, Tropical Storm Teddy, Tropical Storm Vicky, and Tropical Depression Rene are in the Atlantic.
Tropical Atlantic cyclones
Topics: Cyclone Atlantic
Paulette is also expected to continue to strengthen as it tracks into the open Atlantic.
Tropical Depression Rene, which had once been a tropical storm this past weekend, will continue to weaken as it tracks through the central Atlantic Ocean.
Hurricane Sally has gone through a remarkable rapid intensification on Monday.
It was upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane by the NHC.
An extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm surge is expected for areas from Port Fourchon, Louisiana, to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line in the Florida Panhandle.
Dangerous hurricane Sally is likely to bring destructive and life-threatening coastal flooding, storm surge, and hurricane-force winds into the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and southwest Florida over the next day.
The expected extreme amount of rainfall (locally 750-1000 mm possible) combined with major storm surge could be potentially catastrophic for these areas. ■