We are keeping a close eye on the Gulf as Hurricane Nate moves closer to our coastline. As of 7am Saturday, the National Hurricane Center says Nate now has wind speeds of 85 MPH.  The storm is moving rapidly across the central Gulf of Mexico. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Grand Isle over to the Alabama/Florida border, including New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain.

The National Hurricane Center says they eye of Hurricane Nate is expected to make landfall near Biloxi early Sunday morning.
Pensacola and Mobile could also feel the impact.

The big question this weekend is about the pumping system in New Orleans. Governor John Bel Edwards says the Sewerage and Waterboard is in a much better position now than they have been in many months.

The Governor says there is a bit of good news. The chance of rain for the Crescent City is less than what we might see in a thunderstorm. is moving so quickly, the rains should arrive by midday on Sunday.

Forecasters say it looks like the storm will not make a direct hit on Louisiana, but even if that holds, Louisiana could still see a storm surge.