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Tropical Storm Nate meandering off Mexico's coast

 Cars drive through high water on Route 50 in Cheverly, Md., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. As the leftovers from Tropical Storm Lee brought welcome wet we...
 This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows rain and thunderstorms over the Northeast as the remnants of Lee sprea...
 This image provided by NASA acquired at 8:32 a.m. EDT Thursday Sept. 8, 2011 shows Hurricane Katia, upper right and Tropical Storm Nate, lower left. ...

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Cars drive through high water on Route 50 in Cheverly, Md., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. As the leftovers from Tropical Storm Lee brought welcome wet we...

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This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows rain and thunderstorms over the Northeast as the remnants of Lee sprea...

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This image provided by NASA acquired at 8:32 a.m. EDT Thursday Sept. 8, 2011 shows Hurricane Katia, upper right and Tropical Storm Nate, lower left. ...

Tropical Storm Nate was meandering Thursday in the Bay of Campeche off Mexico's coast, where it was expected to bring rain and higher tides.
Meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee flooded roads and highways from Maryland to New England, adding to the misery of areas still recovering from Hurricane Irene.
Nate had maximum sustained winds near 45 mph (75 kph) with some strengthening forecast, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Mexico's coast from Chilitepec to Celestun. A tropical storm watch was issued for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Celestun to Progreso.
As of 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT) Thursday, Nate was centered about 125 miles (200 kilometers) west of Campeche, Mexico, and was drifting southeast near 1 mph (2 kph). The hurricane center predicted an erratic eastward or northeastward motion for Nate through the day.
Farther out, Tropical Storm Maria was swirling across the Atlantic with winds near 45 mph (72 kph). A tropical storm watch was in effect for a host of islands: Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barthelemy, St. Marteen, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, St. Maartin, Saba and St. Eustatius.
Maria was centered about 660 miles (1062 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands and was moving west near 22 mph (35 kph). The storm's forecast track called for its center to approach the Leeward Islands by Friday night. Forecasters said Maria was becoming less organized and could lose its tropical storm status.
Also, Hurricane Katia was blowing northward as a Category 1 storm in the Atlantic, passing between the U.S. and Bermuda. Its winds were near 90 mph (150 kph). Katia wasn't expected to hit land, but was pushing large swells to the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda.
Last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted an above-average storm season for the Atlantic and Caribbean. Slightly updating its May outlook, the agency called for 14 to 19 named tropical storms, up from a previous prediction of 14 to 18 storms.


Updated : 2020-12-04 04:46 GMT+08:00