2 weeks New Orleans under hurricane watch from Tropical Storm Sally Inquirer
        ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --- Tropical Storm Sally formed Saturday off south Florida, becoming the earliest 18th-named storm on record in an Atlantic hurricane season as it enters the Gulf of Mexico amid signs of strengthening further. In the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. forecast, meteorologists said a hurricane watch is in effect for metropolitan New Orleans. The watcher extends from Grand Isle Louisiana to the Alabama-Florida line, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas in Louisiana and greater New Orleans. Forecasters said a life-threatening storm surge is possible along parts of the Gulf Coast beginning Monday. Sally ... more