As of 07:00 CDT, Tropical Storm Nate was located at 17.8N 84.8W, about 115 miles NE of Isla Guanaja, Honduras and 230 miles SSE of Cozumel, Mexico. He’s got max sustained winds of 45 MPH and is moving NNW at 14 MPH. Minimum central pressure is 996 MB, 29.41 inches. Watched for a marked increase in forward speed over the next two days. On the forecast track, the center of Nate will move across the northwestern Caribbean Sea today, and reach the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula early this evening. Nate will then move into the southern Gulf of Mexico tonight and approach the northern Gulf coast Saturday evening. Nate will almost definitely be a hurricane by the time he reached the northern Gulf of Mexico. I see the eye passing by New Orleans, Metairie, Slidell in Louisiana, as well as Gulf Port and Biloxi in Mississippi.
Across the Atlantic, we are watching the remnants of a storm that has a small chance of forming. We will keep you updated on that one!