A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within that area. The storm affected the drinking supply of nearly 400,000 people in Costa Rica and killed at least six.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for all of Louisiana on Thursday and mobilized 1,300 National Guard troops, including some to help monitor New Orleans' drainage equipment, he said. So we must remain weather aware!
While a few uncertainties continue to exist over the overall strength of the system almost all models are in complete agreement of the track which has helped install some confidence in the forecast.
NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES East satellite provided imagery of Tropical Storm Nate affecting Nicaragua and extending into the Caribbean Sea. Make sure you, you're family, and friends are prepared BEFORE this storm arrives. A tropical storm watch is in effect from Morgan City westward to Intracoastal City and from the Mississippi/Alabama border east into the Florida panhandle. Residents in these areas should heed any evacuation instructions given by local officials.
The National Weather Service said: "Wind and rain impacts will be confined to southeast Mississippi with the greatest impacts along the Interstate 59 corridor and coastal areas".
"As of this time we are issuing a mandatory evacuation order as of 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017".
The city has already moved lifeguard stands, chairs and trash cans from the beaches. Below you'll find we have adjusted expected peak wind gusts for central and south Alabama.
Investors weighed the possibility of an extension to the OPEC-led deal against expectations that growing output in the U.S. and Libya could weigh on oil prices.
Inland impacts: In general, the area EAST (to the right) of the center of the storm's path gets the worst weather: "excessive rain (2-4"), gusty winds (30-50 mph inland), and the threat of tornadoes.
Edwards said Saturday morning he spoke with Trump as Hurricane Nate headed for the Gulf Coast.
"We're down here from Philly and we're not going to just stay in our hotel room", said Kelly Howell, who was drinking with friends at The Bourbon Street Drinkery.
The next advisory is out at 7:00 am so be sure to check back for updates to the forecast.
Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Hastings asked Alabamians to prepare for the storm now. There are three scenarios. Some beachfront hotels and casinos were evacuated, and rain began falling on the region Saturday.
The curfew will be in effect until Sunday morning.