Nate makes landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi

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Category one Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River at 7 p.m. today. (National Hurricane Center).

HOLT, Fla., Oct. 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m.–Hurricane Nate made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River at 7 p.m. today.

Winds have decreased to 85 mph.

According to the National Hurricane Center, strengthening seems unlikely between now and when Nate reaches the Mississippi Gulf coast in the next few hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles, mainly to the east of the center.

The hurricane watch and tropical storm warning are still in effect for this area.

Additionally, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties are under a tornado watch until 2 a.m. Tornadoes are still possible through Sunday afternoon.

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