With Hurricane Sally forecast to move more to the east, it is expeted to leave Louisiana with much less intense weather than anticipated.
Louisiana may not even see an inch or rain from the hurricane.
WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum says storm surge is still a threat outside of hurricane protection.
“Hurricane Sally is sitting just off to the east of Louisiana today. It will stay away from Louisiana, but we will still have some impacts. The biggest impact will be storm surge," Nussbaum explained. "The onshore flow will bring water levels up for areas mainly east of the Mississippi River to Pensacola, FL. The surge will get to 6-9 feet above ground level. Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas will get surge levels around 3-5 feet."
He says low lying and coastal areas could see water as a result.