Watching TS Nate as it moves in direction of Gulf
The National Hurricane Center's potential track for Nate includes the New Orleans area east to the Florida Panhandle.
Nate is forecast to reach the northern Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane, and the threat of direct impacts from wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall is increasing.
However, it is too early to specify the exact timing, location, or magnitude of these impacts.
Residents along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress of Nate and heed any advice given by local officials.