Hurricane Dennis made landfall about 20 miles east of Pensacola, Florida about 3:30 PM EST on Sunday. Estimated wind speeds were about 115 MPH. By 6 PM, the storm had crossed into Alabama, with winds still holding at 105 MPH. Overnight the storm is expected to move into Mississippi, and reach the Tennessee border sometime around noon on Monday.
The picture below shows Dennis about 35 minutes prior to landfall.
The storm is expected to dissipate slowly, landing near Vincennes, in southwestern Indiana by 1 PM Wednesday, and staying fairly stationary through Friday afternoon and bringing about 8 inches to that rain-starved area.
In Gwinnett, Dennis has brought less than 1/4 inch of rain so far, with most falling on Saturday evening. The Metro Atlanta area hasn’t been so lucky, with possible tornadoes in Atlanta, Butts County, and, in general, south of I-20. Gwinnett remains on a flood watch through 6 AM Monday. We can also expect to see up to three and a half inches of rain through Tuesday.