Nate or it’s moisture still loom even here 

Posted: 5:08 pm Thursday, October 5th, 2017

By Kirk Mellish

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However, this is far from certain. NHC still has a CAT 1 hurricane, even a Tropical Storm can have significant impacts in LA/MS/AL and West FL Pan Handle.

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More data from hurricane hunter planes should help firm up the forecast between now and Saturday afternoon:

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It has been 15 years since a hurricane last hit that part of the Gulf where Nate is predicted to go:

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With Nate still being so disorganized and so far away, the details of impacts on the U.S. coast and here in Atlanta and the rest of Georgia remain uncertain. Much will depend on how strong it gets once it enters the Gulf this weekend and how fast it accelerates Northeast after landfall.

As of now rain becomes likely for Atlanta, with wind gusts of 30 mph or more expected and an isolated tornado not out of the question. This is tropical depression type effects not tropical storm conditions. However, as I’ve pointed out in prior blogs its a thousand miles away and nothing is written in stone. Updates here, on Twitter and on the radio as needed right thorough the weekend! Stay tuned.

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