As of 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sally had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.
This video, filmed by Ted Anthony L Bagsican on Monday, shows rain and wind lashing Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda.
Sally is expected to reach shore by early Tuesday, bringing risky weather conditions, including risk of flooding, to a region stretching from the western Florida Panhandle to southeast Louisiana.
In August, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast there would be up to 25 named storms during the "extremely active" 2020 Atlantic hurricane season compared to the average of 12 named storms in a season.
Even with a push toward the east, New Orleans, which is on Lake Pontchartain, will be in the storm surge area, said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy.
Hurricane Paulette is rolling toward Bermuda and expected to bring heavy rainfall along the coast beginning Sunday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.
'The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has been closely monitoring Tropical Storm Teddy (and newly developed Tropical Storm Vicky in the Atlantic). Conditions are expected to improve later Monday as the storm moves away from the island. Schools and government buildings will also close on Monday and Tuesday.
The Bermuda Weather Service reported wind gusts of 117 miles per hour at the Marine Operations Center.
MS officials warned Hurricane Sally was expected to coincide with high tide, leading to significant storm surge.
Alabama and Mississippi each declared states of emergency in anticipation of the category one hurricane, which on Monday was located 175 miles southeast of Biloxi, Mississippi, and moving towards land at a rate of 6mph. A slow moving storm, Sally could dump up to 20 inches of rain on parts of the central Gulf Coast by the middle of the week.
MS officials warned that the storm was expected to coincide with high tide, leading to significant storm surge. Other areas could see storm surge between 4 and 7 feet.
The storm will approach southeastern Louisiana on Monday night but not make landfall until sometime on Tuesday, the NHC said.
In New Orleans, residents who live outside the city's levee protection system have been ordered to evacuate their homes.