Sally’s path has led her to move to the coasts of the Caribbean and Mexico since she was formed in the atmosphere on Sept. 7.

A major hurricane is moving in the opposite direction to opposite from the U.S. East Coast.

With maximum sustained winds now estimated to be at 80 mph (129 kph), Hurricane Sally is moving slowly northwest in the gulf of Mexico, packing sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) and gusts to 90 mph (150 kph).

Based on hurricane hunters’ radar images, Sally has now transitioned from becoming a major hurricane, a “major” hurricane capable of causing near-hurricane force winds, into a tropical storm.

More information about Sally can be found here and here.

The map below shows Sally’s route of impacts for the central and northern portions of the U.S. East Coast and mid-Atlantic.

Hurricane Sally Timeline Hurricane Sally Timeline

The Associated Press is also monitoring Tropical Storm Asha in the Atlantic. Flooding and storm surge risks also loom in both locations.

(Next week, we’ll examine Category 1 Hurricane Patricia, which passed over Hispaniola, and weather’s effects on the Puerto Rico Hurricane Season in September.)