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Rain, strong winds for Atlanta Sunday due to Nate

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Hurricane Nate is expected to make landfall tonight along the Mississippi coast. Afterward the system will quickly move toward Atlanta as it weakens.

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Maximum winds in Nate are at 90 mph as it quickly moves northwest at 26 mph. Nate is a category 1 hurricane. 

Forecast

After making landfall tonight as a hurricane along the Mississippi coast, Nate will weaken to a tropical storm as it tracks through Alabama and eventually Tennessee Sunday.

Atlanta

Nate won't move directly over Atlanta, but the weakening storm will be close enough to produce rain and strong winds in the city. You can expect scattered rain in Atlanta on Sunday and Monday as a result of Nate. You can expect strong winds in Atlanta Sunday -- especially Sunday night -- in Atlanta as a result of Nate.

Sustained winds of at least 20 mph are expected Sunday afternoon and night with wind gusts up to 40 mph possible.

North Georgia alerts

A tropical storm watch is in effect for Atlanta northwestward. This means that tropical storm conditions are possible.

A flash flood watch is in effect for northwest Georgia. This watch does not include Atlanta. 

Beyond Nate

While Nate will move away from Atlanta Monday, a cold front will approach the region and keep scattered rain in the forecast through mid week.

Above-average season

There have been 14 storms so far this season in the Atlantic basin, which is above the average of 12. Of the 13 storms that have developed, nine have become hurricanes and five have become major hurricanes with at least 111 mph winds.

Hurricane season ends on Nov. 30.

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