Tropical Storm Beta is the 10th named Atlantic storm to bear down on the Gulf so far this September.
High winds and "critically dry" fuels allowed the fire to spread rapidly and officials told residents to leave their homes on Friday morning.
While the U.S. will miss the impact of the hurricane, forecasters say that "interest in Bermuda should monitor the progress of Teddy."
Around 7,900 wildfires have burned over 3.4 million acres of California so far this year.
A storm in the early hours of Friday may help contain the wildfires as Gov. Kate Brown says: "Our firefighters are grateful for rain."
If a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico turns into Tropical Storm Wilfred, it'll break the record for the earliest W storm on record.
Fire crews continue to protect the Mount Wilson Observatory, with the fire remaining active in the area.
Baldwin County and Mobile County are the worst-affected in Alabama, with more than a combined 260,000 without power.
According to Poweroutage.US, over 440,000 residents were left without power, with at least 234,103 in Alabama, 204,410 in Florida and 5,406 in Mississippi.
Sally is forecast to produce 10 to 20 inches of rainfall, with isolated amounts of 30 inches, from the Florida Panhandle to the Alabama/Mississippi border.
Forecasters anticipate Hurricane Sally will make landfall on Wednesday morning as a Category 1 storm.
The National Weather Service predicts 10 to 20 inches of rain across the region, with "historic flooding possible."
Firefighters are battling 28 major fires across the state, several of which are less than 20 percent contained.
The NWS warns that historic flooding is possible and extreme life-threatening flash flooding is likely through Wednesday.
President Donald Trump said Monday that wildfires in California may have been caused by fallen trees that can "just explode."
The 2020 hurricane season is very similar to what we saw in 2005, and an AccuWeather meteorologist says it could have even more storms.
Tropical Storm Teddy is "likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions," the National Hurricane Center warned.
Nearly 17,000 firefighters were reported to be battling 29 major wildfires across the state as of Sunday.
Wildfire smoke from the west coast has reached as far east as the Great Lakes region.
Sally is the earliest 18th-named tropical storm to form in a single Atlantic hurricane season.
More than half of the nearly 5.2 million acres burned by fires across the U.S. were reported to be in California.
More than 26,000 firefighters and other support staff are battling at least 102 "active large fires" across 12 states.
At least 35,000 structures are currently at risk and approximately 600 have already burned, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the Almeda Glendower Fire continues to grow in Jackson County, Oregon.
"La Niña" is a periodic climate pattern characterized by cooling of the sea surface in some parts of the Pacific Ocean.
Orange skies over the Bay Area have lead to comparisons between the city of San Francisco and the dystopian world of "Blade Runner 2049."
In past years, many of the state's deadliest and most destructive blazes have tended to come in the fall.
"Blade Runner 2049" came out in 2017 and the long-awaited follow-up up to the 1982 sci-fi classic is noted for its visually stunning cinematography, in particular, distinctively orange and hazy scenes set in a desolate future Las Vegas.
Firefighters continue to battle 28 major fires acros the state, with the Creek, Bobcat, Slater and Willow fires reported to be zero percent contained.
"It's almost a complete disaster," said Chris Luz, the mayor of Phoenix, Oregon.