Hurricane Nate could hit the Coast late this weekend

Aaron Brown
October 6, 2017

A north-northwestward motion at a faster forward speed is forecast to begin on Thursday and continue through late Friday.

The once depression, which is now churning 30 miles south of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, became Tropical Storm Nate on Thursday morning, Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. In Honduras, the government has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the coast of Honduras from Punta Castilla eastward to the border with Nicaragua.

The system was expected to bring 15 to 20 inches of rain and tropical storm conditions to portions of Nicaragua and Honduras through Thursday.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting what will likely become "Nate" to become a 80 miles per hour hurricane as it inches closer to the Florida Panhandle. - Tropical Depression 16 has formed in the southwestern Caribbean and is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico.

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The National Weather Service says that Florida's Gulf Coast could be potentially impacted by another hurricane-just weeks after Hurricane Irma slammed the state.

11 a.m. Thursday update: Tropical Storm Nate's updated track shows the storm staying west of our local area. It will pass over the Yucatan Peninsula late tomorrow into Saturday morning before heading into the Gulf of Mexico.

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It could become Tropical Storm Lee later today or Friday, forecasters said. The storm is expected to be a hurricane when it nears land Sunday morning. It had once been expected to thread the gap between Mexico and Cuba's west coast, and to make a potential landfall in the Florida Panhandle.

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