Your First Alert Weather Team continues to monitor the active 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
THE LATEST ON NATE: After roaring ashore on the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast Saturday night, Nate is steaming through Alabama and Tennessee Sunday. Nate was a hurricane at landfall. Now, over land, Nate is a weakening but still potent tropical storm. Steering winds continue to guide Nate northeastward at aggressive speeds.
THE FORECAST FOR NATE: Steering winds will likely continue to whisk Nate to the northeast through Monday and Tuesday. Far-removed from the warm water fuel source that once allowed it to become a hurricane, Nate is likely to degenerate to a remnant low pressure system over the Ohio Valley or the interior Northeast U.S.
HOW THE SYSTEM MAY AFFECT SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA: With the track of Nate or its remnants "locked in" to the west of the Cape Fear Region, the system will bring no direct local impacts. However, our position to the east this tropical system's track will likely preserve warm and humid conditions with a risk of spotty showers and storms.
BEWARE OF MISINFORMATION: As you seek online information on these tropical systems, watch out for "hype sites" and provocative social media posts that only showcase the more dire computer forecast model solutions.
The National Hurricane Center forecast cone that we show on WECT products is the official and best resource for storm intensity and track information. Brush up on the cone and what it means for you HERE.
HAVE A MINDSET OF VIGILANCE AND PREPAREDNESS: October is traditionally an active month of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Stay with your First Alert Weather Team here, on TV, and on your WECT First Alert Weather App for complete updates. Link to our comprehensive digital hurricane preparedness guide or on the WECT Weather App.
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