While still a tropical storm at the time of this posting, Nate’s winds were increasing and the storm is expected to strengthen to hurricane status before making landfall.
Flooding is a concern across the southeast with many places in the affected regions receiving, 3″-6″ of rain. The National Hurricane Center predicts some areas could get up to 10″ of total rainfall.
Storm surge worries exist along the coast where water levels may rise anywhere from 1′-8′ with the greatest impacts likely to be felt near and to the east of the storm’s landfall. At present, this would place the highest surge potential from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Alabama/Florida border.
From Sunday to Monday, the center of the storm will be the closest it will get to us here in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Even then, it will still be quite a distance away. Yet, some scattered rain from the northern fringe of Nate could reach us here. There’s still plenty of time for Nate’s track to change to bring us more or less rainfall. Please keep checking back in here on the WANE Weather Blog for more updates in the days ahead.