• Allison McMIllian

Nate could be the next hurricane to hit the US

Three weeks ago, Hurricane Irma stormed up through Florida into the United States. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center shows that Tropical Storm Nate is coming to the U.S.

The latest update on Tropical Storm Nate shows that it is going to travel through the gulf and plunge right into Mississippi and Alabama. As of right now, the storm is estimated to grow into a hurricane at 7 p.m. this Saturday, October 7, 2017.

The current information from the Hurricane Center says the storm is moving Northwest at 21 miles per hour. It has a maximum sustained wind speed of 50 miles per hour.

The waters of the northwestern Caribbean and southern Gulf are dangerous because the water is particularly warm. No hurricanes have passed over those waters this year so far, which has caused the water to warm up to the mid-to-upper 80s, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

A Wednesday advisory for the storm from the Hurricane Center showed the storm turning into a category 1 hurricane at 85 miles per hour wind speeds. This type of storm is hard to forecast, but because there is a greater than 50 percent chance, the hurricane advisory was released, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.