Posted: Sep 9, 2011 7:49 AM by Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum
Updated: Sep 9, 2011 7:49 AM
Source: WBRZ Weather Center, NHC
Tropical Storm Nate remains stationary in the Bay of Campeche, or about 115 miles west of Campeche, Mexico. It is a little weaker this morning, but it is forecast to get stronger later today and could become a hurricane. Winds are 65 mph, and the pressure 998 mb. Nate is now forecast to remain in the Southern Gulf of Mexico, and will get stronger all weekend. It is forecast to become a Category 2 hurricane before landfall on Monday Night/Tuesday Morning in Central Mexico.
Most of the forecast models now keep the storm away from the U.S. It will stay too far south to be picked up by the trough of low pressure that will move across the Eastern U.S. Also, an area of high pressure is now forecast to develop north of Nate, or over the Gulf Coast States, and this will force Nate to move west into Mexico. I will keep an eye on Nate, but at this time it is not a concern to Louisiana.
Be sure to keep it tuned to News 2, Cable Channel 18, WBRZ.com, Facebook & Twitter for additional updates on Tropical Storm Nate. Check out the WBRZ Hurricane Center Page too.