Tropical Storm Nate Spaghetti Models Show Louisiana Track

The latest Hurricane Nate spaghetti models place the storm near Lousiana and Missouri.
The latest Hurricane Nate spaghetti models place the storm near Lousiana and Missouri.

SEBASTIAN – Tropical Storm Nate is expected to strengthen as it moves past Florida as the latest spaghetti models put Hurricane Nate near Louisiana.

Spaghetti models are showing a potential landfall in Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama. Most computer models eventually show Hurricane Nate making landfall in Louisiana or Mississippi as the storm shifts west.

“Residents along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress of Nate and heed any advice given by local officials,” the National Hurricane Center said.

Nate is expected to reach hurricane strength within the next 48 hours.

“Nate is forecast to be near hurricane intensity when it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula late Friday, bringing direct impacts from wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall,” NOAA said.

There is no threat to us in Sebastian, Fellsmere, or Vero Beach at this time. We could expect more rainfall from the storm as it developed into Hurricane Nate.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. There won’t be much change in strength today while the center is over land.

Strengthening is likely once the center moves over the northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight and Friday.

As for Sebastian and Vero Beach, expect more showers through the weekend, but the winds won’t be as strong as they were yesterday.

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Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.