Tropical Depression Sixteen Becomes the Gulf Coast's Latest Tropical Threat

Peter Castro
October 6, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate was churning 10 miles south of Puerto Cabezas and moving toward the northwest as of 8 a.m. ET, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The tropical storm, which will be named "Nate", is expected to be near the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday. It is expected to become Tropical Storm Nate soon and may even reach hurricane strength. There is a real good chance this storm will become a hurricane as it enters the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

The storm is forecast to strengthen into category 1 Hurricane Nate by the time it hits America on Sunday mornning. But at this point, the National Hurricane Center says, "it is too early to specify the timing, location, or magnitude of these impacts".

"This certainly ranks among the busier seasons", Keim said.

There is another tropical disturbance near Cuba that could also enter the Gulf, affecting areas along the Gulf Coast by this weekend.

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A tropical depression is seen from space in 2014 in this photo from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. So far this year there have been 13 tropical storms and eight hurricanes, four of which were major.

The Weather Channel is predicting showers Sunday, thunderstorms Monday, showers Tuesday and morning showers Wednesday.

The center is expected to approach the coast of the Yucatan peninsula late Friday.

Check back with and download the CBS46 weather app for the latest updates on this potential tropical system and it's track. Regardless of where the storm makes landfall, we will feel impacts here.

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