Quick update on tropics as Teddy and a new Tropical Depression form and Sally gets better organized:
Tropical Storm Teddy officially formed this morning, and it will become a major hurricane later this week, but it's expected to head towards the middle of the Atlantic. It should stay east of Bermuda, but it's not a certainty yet.
Tropical Depression Twenty-one formed this morning off the coast of Africa, and it could briefly become Tropical Storm Vicky later today or tonight before strong wind shear weakens it.
The HWRF run this morning again showed significant strengthening of Sally to a strong Cat 2 with landfall tomorrow along the western MS coast. See previous post for more information, but generally wind gusts of 80 to 100 mph are expected along the MS coast with a maximum storm surge of 7 to 11 feet. Also, on the east side of the storm, generally 10 to 20 inches of rain with locally higher amounts are expected.