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Tropical depression over Caribbean could become hurricane and hit Gulf Coast this weekend: NHC

Tropical depression over Caribbean could become hurricane and hit Gulf Coast this weekend: NHC

10/05/2017

A tropical depression has formed over the western Caribbean and could strengthen to a hurricane and affect the northern Gulf Coast this weekend, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The depression is expected to bring tropical storm conditions and heavy rain to parts of Nicaragua and Honduras later Wednesday and into Thursday. "The system is forecast to continue strengthening over the Gulf of Mexico and could affect portions of the northern Gulf Coast as a hurricane this weekend, with direct impacts from wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall," said the NHC. "However, it is too early to specify the timing or magnitude of these impacts." The storm will be named "Nate" as soon as it reaches tropical storm status.

-Ciara Linnane; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com

 

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