Hurricane Nate continues to gain strength Saturday morning as the storm moves through the southern Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to make landfall before midnight. As of 7 a.m. Saturday, the center of Hurricane Nate was located about 245 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Minimum central pressure is 986 millibars. The storm is moving north-northwest at 22 mph and

maximum sustained winds are 85 mph. The next complete advisory from the National Hurricane Center will be issued at 10 a.m. Nate became a hurricane around 10:30 p.m. Friday night after Hurricane Hunter aircraft penetrated the center of the storm and reported hurricane force winds of 75 mph with higher gusts. READ MORE