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Tropical Storm Nate bringing heavy rains, likely to reach US by Sunday
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08 Octubre, 2017

But Beven said the forecast track had "nudged a little to the left of the previous track", keeping Nate unsettlingly close to New Orleans. On Thursday, a voluntary evacuation was called in the barrier island town of Grand Isle, south of New Orleans.

A hurricane warning continues in effect for portions of the Gulf Coast from eastern Louisiana to the Alabama Florida border.

"Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 36 hours, and Nate is expected to become a hurricane by the time it reaches the northern Gulf of Mexico", the advisory said.

The storm may bring surges of up to 8 feet to the warned area, with the deepest water taking place along the immediate coast near and to the east of wherever landfall occurs, with strong waves added to the mix. Nate is expected to make landfall late Saturday night or Sunday morning as a hurricane.

New Orleans firefighters assist residents with making sandbags in preparation for Tropical Storm Nate. "Rainfall totals around 0.25" to 1".

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency announced the opening of shelters on the coast Saturday.

The latest weather models show Tropical Storm Nate on a northeasterly path through Alabama, central Georgia and South Carolina - and moving quickly.

A tropical storm watch is in effect east of the Okaloosa/Walton County Line to Indian Pass, FL. "Remember to avoid flooded roadways under any circumstances and never drive through a flooded or barricaded area". "Anyone in low-lying areas. we are urging them to prepare now", he said.

Sunday. Cloudy. Rain likely. The order allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate all disaster relief work.

Sunday Night.Mostly cloudy. Showers/storms likely.

Drier air will keep rain chances between 20 and 30 percent. Everyone in LA, MS, AL, and FL please listen to your local authorities & be safe! Much needed rainfall from Nate is forecast across southern Quebec on Thanksgiving Monday, with perhaps as much as 25mm (1 inch) here in Montreal.


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