Nate is now causing flooding and torrential rain over portions of Central America, especially Nicaragua, with sustained winds around 40 miles per hour.
Nate is expected to be a tropical storm or a Category 1 hurricane to be near the northern Gulf coast on Sunday morning.
In the meantime, a trough of low pressure located over central Cuba and extending northward into the Straits of Florida is producing a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
Tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of Central America.
Initial forecasts predict the storm could go on to become Tropical Storm Nate by the time it makes it to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
It has a low chance of developing into a tropical depression within the next 5 days-about 10%, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The forecast from the National Hurricane Center brings Nate near the Yucatan Peninsula on Friday, and then into the northeastern Gulf of Mexico this weekend.
"Residents along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle should monitor the progress of Nate and heed any advice given by local officials", said the advisory. The Euro strengthens the system more and predicts a Sunday night landfall near Pensacola, Florida.
We're watching another disturbance that could potentially bring more rain to Georgia late this weekend and into next week.
However, it is still too early to make accurate predictions on the future path of the system, according to U.S. forecasters.