Nate downgraded to Tropical Depression

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Hurricane Nate is expected to make landfall in the United States on Saturday, October 7, 201

Nate weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday afternoon after making landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi, as a dangerous Category 1 hurricane the night before.

Nate had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph as of 7 a.m. ET. It made a second landfall in Mississippi at around 1:30 a.m. ET, hours after it made a first landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said.

Though Nate was downgraded to a tropical depression on Sunday afternoon, the storm still threatened the area with possible severe weather, flash flooding and tropical storm-force wind gusts.

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