TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Category 1 Hurricane Nate is soon expected to make a second landfall along the Gulf Coast as the system’s northern eyewall moves onshore the coast of Mississippi.
A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for the Alabama/Florida border and other parts of the Florida Panhandle are still under a Tropical Storm Warning.
“Heavy rain and highs winds are expected for cities like Biloxi, Pensacola, and Gulfport, Alabama. A storm surge of 6-9 feet will likely occur,” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth.
“Locally, we will experience higher-than-normal wave activity and a high risk of rip current along Gulf beaches,” said Bloodsworth.
As of Saturday’s 11 p.m. National Hurricane Center advisory, Hurricane Nate was about 35 miles south-southwest of Biloxi, Mississippi and about 60 miles east of New Orleans, Louisiana. Nate has maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and is moving north at 20 mph.
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Watches and Warnings in Effect
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:
- Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama/Florida border
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for:
- Mouth of the Mississippi River to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line Florida
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
- Metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain
- Lake Maurepas
- Grand Isle Louisiana to the Mouth of the Pearl River
- East of the Alabama/Florida border to Indian Pass Florida