11:A0AM EDT 8 October 2017 Update
Nate made landfall overnight near Biloxi, MS after a brief clip of extreme Southeastern Louisiana. As a category 1 hurricane. Storm surge was seen in areas near the center and east of it, and now it is decaying over Northern Alabama bringing some flooding rains.
Another area in the East Atlantic may develop (91L), but it should remain far away from land areas.
5:30PM CDT 7 October 2017 Update
Nate's intensification has leveled off as a cat 1 borderline cat 2, and appears to making a run for the Mississippi Gulf coast.
Hurricane Nate is currently an 85MPH category 1 hurricane and is forecast to be a category 2 hurricane by the time it makes landfall near Louisana/Mississipp late tonight. There exists a possibility this afternoon that it could strengthen more than expected, so please prepare as if it were a category 3 hurricane in the area and hope it stays weaker.
Nate should be landfalling in a very storm surge prone area, with 3-10 feet of surge possible in some areas along the Gulf coast. See The storm surge inundation map
For preparations, the problem is time, there's not much of it as rain is already beginning to impact parts of Louisiana, and this will spread east as the day goes on. Those in the area have until early afternoon.
It's worth noting that the eastern side of the storm is very strong, whereas te western side is fairly weak. Those on the west side of nate's eye will see much less impacts from those in to a fair bit east of the center of Nate. Partially due to rapid forward motion, where winds are added and driving surge onshore on the "right" side of the storm, and blowing offshore/weaker on the "left" side of the storm.
Please listen to local officials and media for more information. There are a few links below for some of it.
The flurricane twitter feed also rapid fires out additional information from various sources http://twitter.com/cfhc
Model discussions and more in the Nate Forecast Lounge.
Additionally invest 91L is in the northeast Atlantic and has a 70% chance to develop, likely staying away from land.
Various recordings for Nate