Tropical Depression Nate expected to bring wind, bands of rain to the Carolinas

Tracking Nate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tropical Depression Nate made landfall in the United States Saturday night as a hurricane and quickly weakened. According to the 10 a.m. Sunday update Nate is a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

The National Hurricane Center reports the storm made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River a little before 8 p.m. Saturday. After landfall, the center of Nate is expected to passed over portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee through Sunday night.

First Warn Storm Meteorologist Sarah Fortner said the Carolinas could feel some of Hurricane Nate's impacts.

"Around Sunday evening, we could feel the wind pick up as well as bands of rain," Fortner said. "Rain is going to be my main concern."

Fortner said the rain Charlotteans felt on Saturday was not related to Hurricane Nate's track. However, she said the storm is expected to bring rain Sunday evening into Monday and through Tuesday.

Fortner expects two to three inches of rain in the Charlotte area Sunday.

The models show Nate continuing to move west into the mid-Atlantic states by the early of next week. 

Stay with WCNC.com as we continue to track Tropical Storm Nate and bring you the latest forecast.

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