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Nate Downgraded to a Tropical Depression

8 Oct 2017, 9:34 am

Nate has been downgraded to a tropical depression.

Nate continues to move quickly at 35 miles per hour north-northeastward over central Alabama.

The storm continued to rapidly weaken and while there are wind gusts of tropical storm strength, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) says that there are no recent reports of sustained tropical storm force winds and therefore is categorized as a tropical depression.

Nate is expected move quickly northeastward within the next 24-36 hours, and become a remnant low on Monday and extratropical by Tuesday.

Heavy rainfall will continue with Nate. The NHC says Nate will bring heavy rainfall of 3 to 6 inches with isolated totals of 10 inches east of the Mississippi River from the central Gulf Coast into the Deep South, eastern Tennessee Valley, and southern Appalachians through Monday, resulting in the potential for flash flooding in these areas.

Nate made two landfalls as a hurricane Saturday night. The first landfall was along the mouth of the Mississippi River Saturday evening around 7 p.m. local time, and a second landfall along the northern Gulf Coast states. The second landfall was approximately five hours after the first.


Continue to stay with WeatherNation for the very latest on Nate. 



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