Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Hurricane Sally made landfall in the U.S. Gulf Coast early Wednesday as a Category 2 storm but weakened later in the day to tropical depression strength, forecasters said.
Sally had wind speeds of 105 mph, Category 2 strength, when it made landfall before dawn Wednesday.
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Before Sally's arrival on land, the NHC had warned the "extremely" dangerous storm could produce severe storm surge, as well.
Sally grew to Category 2 strength early Wednesday after spending most of Tuesday as a Category 1 storm.