Tropical Depression 16 now Tropical Storm Nate

The track of that possible hurricane in the Gulf has shifted to the west. And it could be coming toward Mississippi. The original track projection took the storm toward the Florida Panhandle, but with this morning's update, Mississippi is now right in the middle of the forecast cone. The National Weather Service says when the storm comes ashore Sunday, tropical storm-force winds will be possible across at least the southern half of Mississippi with heavy rainfall closer to the coast.

10/5/17 6:40am update from National Weather Service

Newly formed Tropical Storm Nate is forecast to track to the NNW across the western Caribbean and into the Gulf by Friday night. It will then continue towards the north-central Gulf late Saturday and could approach the Louisiana coast early Sunday morning. 

Possible Local Impacts: 

Possible hurricane conditions over the Gulf and likely tropical storm conditions over portions of southeast LA and coastal MS this weekend. Already elevated tides will only increase this weekend and heavy rain is possible especially on the eastern half of the system. 

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