SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Here is a Wednesday morning tropical update from WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams:
Tropical Depression 16 has formed in the southern Caribbean. The system is expected to grow to hurricane strength this weekend and impact the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Nate.
Where Nate will make landfall is unclear. Current forecasts have the storm coming ashore anywhere from Jackson County to eastern portions of the Florida Panhandle.
"Thursday, it will move over the warm water of the Gulf," Williams said. "Almost all computer models indicate this warm water will boost the storm to at least tropical storm strength as it moves through the Gulf. "There are several models even indicating that this system could reach hurricane strength as it moves through the Gulf."
Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to fly into the system later Wednesday to investigate.
Now is the time to review your hurricane plan with your family just in case we are put under direct threat.
Stay tuned to the WLOX First Alert Weather Team for updates on this developing system this week.