Hurricane Nate heads to mouth of Mississippi; Category 2 landfall expected

NEW ORLEANS — The Latest on Hurricane Nate (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Hurricane Nate is about 50 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River at Louisiana’s southeastern tip. The storm is moving north-northwest toward the Gulf Coast at an unusually fast 23 mph (37 kph).

With maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph), Nate had not gained strength as of the center’s 4 p.m. advisory. But forecasters said it might still reach Category 2...

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