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Tropical Storm Nate's top winds reach 65 mph — UPDATE

Tropical Storm Nate's top winds reach 65 mph — UPDATE Tropical Storm Nate's top winds reach 65 mph — UPDATE
Cris De Lacerda | 08 Octubre, 2017, 07:31

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered a curfew for the city from 6 p.m. tonight to sometime tomorrow morning after Nate has made landfall on the Gulf Coast.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts.The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb. A tropical storm watch is in effect from Morgan City westward to Intracoastal City and from the Mississippi/Alabama border east into the Florida panhandle. Coffee, Dale, and Geneva counties, as well as the Florida counties of Holmes, inland Bay, north Walton, and Washington have been placed under a tropical storm watch.

The center of Nate will already be well inland by early Sunday afternoon. It has strengthened with 85 mph winds, and is expected to strengthen a bit more before making landfall Saturday night near the Mississippi coast.

Classes were canceled on Friday at all Lafitte Schools and the Grand Isle School.

Thousands have been forced to sleep in shelters and some 400,000 people in Costa Rica were reported to be without running water.

Cuba also issued tropical storm watches and warnings for some provinces.

The timeline is a little faster now; we'll start feeling the impact by midday Sunday in North and Central Alabama. The continental U.S. can expect heavy rainfall associated with this storm.

The good news is with lots of football action over the weekend, it looks like the weather will cooperate for the most part.

Nate was approaching the center of the Gulf of Mexico, about 150 miles northwest of the western tip of Cuba, and about 420 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, according to the National Hurricane Center's 1 a.m. ET Saturday advisory. It had sped up to 14 mph, from 9 mph on Thursday.

The storm brushed by Mexico´s Yucatan peninsula, home to beach resorts such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen, as it headed north, the US National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

The hurricane is forecast to make landfall between Louisiana and the Alabama/Florida border, then turn northward and northeast.