Hurricane Nate forecast to hit the Gulf Coast: what we know

Atlantic hurricane season, which has already broken a few records, isn’t over. And indeed, there’s another one.

Early Saturday, Tropical Storm Nate intensified into hurricane as it moved over the warm Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Nate is now sustaining 85 mph winds, making it a Category 1 storm. It’s forecast to make landfall with 90 mph winds near the Louisiana-Mississippi border Saturday night.

How to follow Nate

  • The National Hurricane Center has a page updating every few hours with the latest watches and warnings for Nate. Check it out.
  • Follow the National Weather Service’s Atlantic Ops account on Twitter. And the NWS’s New Orleans branch too.
  • Follow the Capital Weather Gang’s Twitter account. These folks tend to live-tweet storm updates.