Tropical Storm Nate forms near Nicaragua, poses threat to Florida’s panhandle

Tropical Storm Nate formed Thursday morning off the coast of Nicaragua and could impact Florida's panhandle by the weekend.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami are calling for it to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico before possibly making landfall somewhere along Florida's panhandle.

Local 10 News hurricane specialist Max Mayfield said the storm could make landfall Sunday morning.

"Right now, it's too soon to tell a lot about the landfall, but anywhere from southeast Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle into northwest Florida, people need to be watching this one," he said.    

Be sure to download the Local 10 Hurricane Survival Guide to keep you safe before, during and after a storm. 

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