FLOODGATES. DAMO HERE IT IS. HURRICANE NATE, CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE, MOVING RAPIDLY ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO TO THE CENTRAL GULF COAST. IT IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE HERE LATER ON. PRETTY COMPACT STORM, BUT THE RAINFALL IS NOW REACHING INTO PARTS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA. WAVE ACTION ON THE COA — IN ADDITION TO THE PENINSULA AND PARTS OF CUBA AS WELL. YOU CAN SEE AS THIS STORE MADE ITS WAY ACROSS T YUCATAN, IT BLEW UP WHEN YOU ENTERED THE GULF OF MEXICO. NOW IT IS BLOWING AGAIN, UP TO 85 MILES PER HOUR. THAT IS THE WIND SPEED AROUND THE EYE OF THI HURRICANE, BLOWING OUT VERY FAST AND 22 MILES PER HOUR. WHEN IT GETS T YOUR DESK YET HERE, IT WILL LIVE ACROSS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA PRETTY QUICKLY. IT WILL GIVE IT A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME TO DO ANY DAMAGE AND DROP ANY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RAINFALL, THAT WE WILL SEE SOME. THE WORST OF THA SHOULD BE OFF TO THE EAST OF US. LOOKS LIKE IT I 230 MILES AWAY FROM THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIGHT NOW. THIS AFTERNOON YOU WILL NOTICE MORE AND MORE RAINFALL. THE EFFECTS WILL BE SOMETHING YOU DON’T REALLY NOTICE THIS AFTERNOON. OUT HERE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO, TO THE EAST OF THE STORM, 24 FE. TO THE NORTH, 10 FEET. IT IS OFF THE LOUISIANA COAST LINE AT FIVE EIGHT. EVEN THOUGH IT IS CLOSER AND CLOSER TO US, OUR WAVE HEIGHT WILL INCREASE. NOTICE THE STORM SURGE THREAT IS WITH US AS WELL TONIGHT AND INTO TOMORR MORNING. HERE IS WHAT THE MODELS ARE SAYING THIS STORM WILL DO OVER THE COURSE OF THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. MOST OF THEM GENERALLY IN AGREEMENT THIS WILL MAKE LANDFALL SOMEWHERE ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST LATE TONIGHT AND INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. 1:00, 2:00 IN THE MORNING, THEN CURVES OVER ALABAMA, THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AND INTO THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE COUNTRY AN WATERS OVER THE ATLANTIC WHERE IT WILL EVENTUALLY DIE OUT. HERE IS THE HURRICANE CENTER FORECAST WHICH TAKES IT INTO ABOUT 100 MILES OR SO FROM THE MRS. THE. STILL 85 MILE-PER-HO WIND THIS AFTERNOON. WITH THE NEXT UPDATE, WE WILL PROBABLY SEE THAT NUMBER INCREASE. IN THE MISSISSIPPI GUL COAST AS A CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE LATE TONIGHT AND IN T MORNING, WITH 90 MILE-PER-HOUR WIND, 96 IS WHAT YOU NEED FOR CATEGORY 2. THAT IS AN IMPORTA NUMBER. KEEP IN MIND THE AREA OF UNCERTAINTY INCLUDES PARTS OF CLACKAMAS, STRETCHING TO THE ALABAMA GULF COAST. IT COULD END UP ANYWHERE WITHIN THIS AREA LATER TONIGHT AND IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. IT COULD BE A CATEGORY T STORM , WHICH IS A POSSIBILITY, BUT ONCE AGAIN MOVING 22 MIL PER HOUR, NOT WITH US FOR A LONG TIME. ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AND INTO THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE UNIT DATE AND OVER THE WARMER WATER ONCE AGAIN. SO WE WILL SEE INCREASING RAIN AND WIND SPEED. THE TROPICAL FORCE WIND LATER ON THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING PROBABLY AT TH MOUNTAIN — THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER LATER ON, THEN LANDFALL LATE TONIGHT ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST. THAT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD TIME FOR NATE. HERE IS THE CURRENT PICTURE. MOST OF US ARE PRETTY DRY. THERE WAS SOME MOISTURE IN THE AIR. MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ACROSS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA. IN BATON ROUGE, SOME SHOWERS IN THAT DIRECTION. AS WE GO THROUGH MORNING, WE ARE IN GOOD SHAPE IN TER OF RAINFALL, BUT WITH THE AFTERNOON WE SEE MORE AND MORE OF THOSE BANDS ACROSS SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA. AND IN THE EVENING, THERE IS THE EYE OF T STORM BRINGING THE WORST OF THE RAINFALL TO THE MISSISSIPPI GU COAST AND INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. I WILL GIVE YOU A FEEL OF WHAT