Nate moves inland toward Appalachians with heavy rainfall, gusty winds

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Nate weakened into a tropical depression and is currently moving inland with heavy rainfall and gusty winds.

After two landfalls as a Category 1 hurricane, Nate weakened to a tropical storm as it moved inland around 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

Nate first made landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane on Saturday in southeast Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It made a second landfall in Mississippi around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to the Sunday 5 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Nate’s maximum sustained winds are now at just 35 mph. The storm is about 75 miles west of Nashville, Tennessee and about 30 miles northeast of Huntsville/Madison, Alabama.  The system is moving north-northeast at about 23 mph.

Watches and Warnings in effect:

High wind warnings/wind advisories are in effect for:

  • Parts of the southeast and southern Appalachians

Flash flood watches and flood warnings are in effect for:

  • Parts of the southeast and southern Appalachians

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