Storm Team 10: Tropical Storm Nate forms
8am Update: A system off the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras has strengthened to Tropical Storm status. Now the 14th named storm in the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, this storm has wind speeds of 40mph (Tropical Storm winds begin at 39mph)
The National Hurricane Center's official track has Nate staying a tropical storm as it makes landfall in Nicaragua, Honduras, and eventually Mexico. That will inhibit some early strengthening. But, as it enters warm Gulf water, it will develop and likely become a Category 1 hurricane.
It is expected to make landfall near New Orleans, but the cone of uncertainty is still roughly 275 wide. So, the final location may vary, but will ultimately land in the Gulf states.
In the long range, southern New England could pick up on the remnants of this system. Scattered showers are possible with tropical moisture by Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
Get the full update from the National Hurricane Center.
-Meteorologist Zack Green