Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shore, Alabama early this morning with wind speeds just over 100 mph. This storm is dangerous because of it's slow movement at 3mph dumping heavy rain across southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle. Also, life-threatening storm surge along the coast with waves over 10ft. This will continue to move slowly to the northeast next few days spreading the heavy rainfall across the southeast.
FOR OUR AREA TODAY: We will be a little hotter this afternoon with the high nearing 87. Mostly sunny with a continuation of haze in the upper atmosphere from the wildfires to our west. There is a low chance for spotty showers to develop to our southwestern counties late in the day.
TONIGHT: The low chance for these spotty showers continues into early Thursday morning. Again, sprinkles and light rain with clouds in place. Morning temperatures like the last few days will be in the upper 50s and low 60s.
EXTENDED: Temperatures through the rest of the forecast drop to the lower and mid 80s with morning temperatures in the mid 50s. More sunshine after Thursday, but some haziness may continue from the fires out west.
Have a great Wednesday! Matt with the next updated forecast tonight on the News at Nine.