Hurricane, Storm Surge Warnings issued for portion of U.S. Gulf Coast due to Tropical Storm Nate

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tropical Storm Nate’s center is moving offshore the eastern coast of Honduras.

“Tropical Storm Nate will bring torrential rain to Nicaragua and Honduras over the next 36 hours. After interacting with land, it is expected to reemerge over the Western Caribbean where the storm will have an opportunity to intensify,” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth.

“We are still expecting some increased moisture this weekend and a 50 percent chance of scattered rain,” said Bloodsworth.

As of 11 p.m. on Thursday, Tropical Storm Nate was about 95 miles east south-east of Isla Guanaja, Honduras and about 355 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

TS Nate is moving in the northwest direction at 12 mph.

Watches and warnings in effect-

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for:

  • Morgan City, Louisiana, eastward  to the Alabama/Florida border, including the northern and
    western shores of Lake Pontchartrain

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

  • Sandy Bay Sirpi Nicaragua to Punta Castilla Honduras
  • Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartos Mexico
  • Mississippi/Alabama border eastward to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line in Florida. A
    Tropical Storm Watch has also been issued west of Morgan City to
    Intracoastal City, Louisiana

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:

  • Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartos Mexico
  • Morgan City, Louisiana, eastward to the Mississippi/Alabama border, including metropolitan
    New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain, and Lake Maurepas

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