Storm Watch — Tropical Storm Nate
Tropical Storm Nate is currently located near latitude 13.9 North, longitude 83.4 West. That location places Nate at about 10 miles south of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Nate is moving to the northwest at about 8 mph. Forecasters say that, later today, Nate will take a more north-northwestward direction, and we could also see a speed up in the storm's forward motion.
Nate, with maximum sustained winds at about 40 mph, is expected to move across Nicaragua and eastern Honduras later today, and make its approach to the Yucatan peninsula tomorrow.
Forecasters say there should be little change in strength in Nate as the center makes its way across Nicaragua and Honduras, but will likely strengthen as he makes his way into the Caribbean this evening and tomorrow. It looks like Nate will be another storm that packs a lot of rain.
Forecasters say that Nicaragua could see up to 15 to 20 inches of rain from Nate, with a few isolated areas seeing up to 30 inches. Heavy rainfall will occur over a wide area, including locations well away from the center, along the Pacific coast of Central America. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
As you can see from the map, Nate is not currently expected to significantly threaten our area.