Rain chances increase this weekend

Rain chances increase this weekend

The forecast path shows the storm moving into the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm by 8 a.m. Saturday and approaching the Florida Panhandle as a hurricane at about 8 a.m. Sunday. The system is expected to move slowly in a northwest direction near or across parts of Honduras and Nicaragua, the NHC reported, and then into the northwest Caribbean and into the southern Gulf by Saturday. Once it returns to the open Caribbean, it is likely to strengthen to hurricane strength, the National Hurricane Center said in its forecast statement. It is expected to become Tropical Storm Nate soon and may even reach hurricane strength.

Thursday's 5 a.m. update from National Hurricane Center shifts the storm track slightly towards the west.

After a way too brief respite from organized tropical activity in the Atlantic, we're now getting a look at what the National Hurricane Center has officially named Tropical Depression Sixteen.

Gulf Coast areas from Florida to Alabama, Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana could be at risk for damaging winds, coastal flooding, rough surf and beach erosion this weekend and into early next week, AccuWeather said.

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"This certainly ranks among the busier seasons", Keim said.

Here are the Key Messages for Advisory 1 on Tropical Depression Sixteen.

However, it is still too early to make accurate predictions on the future path of the system, according to United States forecasters.

Environmental conditions are forecast to steadily become more conducive for development, and this system is expected to become a tropical depression within the next couple of days. This weekend our focus turns to the Gulf of Mexico as Nate could bring us rainfall. Travis says uncertainty is always high with developing tropical systems, but early indications are that any rain associated with this one will likely stay east of Texas.

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