ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Storm Sally is working its way into the gulf and could still potentially become a hurricane.
Sally was 140 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, as of 2 p.m. Sunday. Forecasters said the storm is moving west-northwest at 12 mph.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts.
Strengthening is expected over the next day or so, and Sally is forecast to become a hurricane on Monday, with some additional strengthening possible before landfall Monday night.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles from the center.
Meteorologists said Sally could produce total rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches across west-central and southern Florida, including the Florida Keys, through Sunday.
Hurricane Paulette was upgraded to a Category one hurricane and is projected to stay over the Atlantic and not impact Florida.
Hurricane Paulette is 195 miles southeast of Bermuda as of 2 p.m. Sunday, forecasters said. Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph as the storm moves west-northwest at 14 mph.
Strengthening is forecast, and Paulette is expected to be a dangerous hurricane when it approaches Bermuda late tonight and early Monday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles.
Tropical Depression Rene
Tropical Depression Rene is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph. The storm has maximum wind speeds of 30 mph.
Rene should slowly weaken over the next couple of days and is forecast to become a remnant low on Monday.
A slower northwestward motion is expected by tonight. By late Monday through Tuesday, the system is forecast to move southwestward.
Tropical Depression No. 20
Tropical Depression No. 20 is also staying over the Atlantic as it moves west-northwest at 10 mph.
The storm is 1,680 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Forecasters said maximum sustained winds were near 35 mph.
The depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight, and it could strengthen to a hurricane on Tuesday.
Tropical Depression 20 could become the next named storm and will get the name Teddy.
Two other tropical waves near Africa have the potential to develop into storms over the next five days. The wave west of the Cabo Verde islands has a 70% chance to develop in the next five days. A wave still over the African continent has a 20% chance to develop over the next five days.
Another wave in the western Gulf of Mexico has a 20 percent chance to develop over the next five days as it moves toward Mexico.
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