10/27/17 - 5PM EDT

Sent to FL/Bahamas & Caribbean push regions:

Potential Tropical Cyclone 18 has formed in the western Caribbean Sea. This system is forecasted to become TS Philippe within the next 24 hours. Tropical Storm warnings have been issued for western Cuba and the northwestern Bahamas. No watches or warnings for FL at this time, but south FL should expect the potential for locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds tomorrow night and Sunday.

10/7/17 - 11PM EDT

At 10:00 PM CDT the center of Hurricane Nate was located by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft and NOAA Doppler radar just offshore of the Mississippi coast near latitude 29.9 North, longitude 89.1 West. Nate is moving toward the north near 20 mph (31 km/h). A turn toward the north-northeast and northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Nate's center will make landfall on the Mississippi coast within the next hour or two. After landfall, the center of Nate is expected to move across the Deep South, Tennessee Valley, and central Appalachian Mountains through Monday.

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