JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –
Early Sunday morning Nate had weakened to a tropical storm.
Around 8 p.m. Saturday National Hurricane Center reported that Nate, a Category 1 Hurricane, made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River. The center of Nate is expected to pass over portions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee through Sunday night. It will likely be downgraded to a tropical depression by that time.
The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.
The impacts to Jacksonville are minimum; however, as moisture pushes into the Florida peninsula from the storm we’ll see a better chance for develop Sunday afternoon.