Hurricane Nate made its first landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Nate will make a second landfall on the northern Gulf Coast in the next hour or two.
Destructive, hurricane-force winds are now moving ashore along the Mississippi coast within Nate’s northern eyewall.
Life-threatening storm surge is expected along the coast overnight from southeast Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle.
Nate will produce a swath of heavy rain from the Gulf Coast to the Appalachians and possibly parts of the Northeast.
Strong winds capable of tree damage and power outages will penetrate inland over the Southeast through Sunday.
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Hurricane Nate’s northern eyewall is moving ashore along the Mississippi coast, where a second landfall is expected in the next hour or two.
Nate made its first landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near the mouth of the Mississippi River earlier this evening.
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The latest data from NOAA and the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft suggest that maximum sustained winds are at 85 mph, which makes Nate a Category 1 hurricane. According to The Weather Channel senior meteorologist Stu Ostro, Nate met the criteria for rapid intensification by Saturday morning.
Nate’s center is currently about 35 miles south-southwest of Biloxi, Mississippi, moving rapidly north at 20 mph.
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