Hurricane Nate loses force, downgrades to tropical storm
When it first reached Mississippi overnight, Nate was a Category 1 hurricane, the first hurricane to strike the state since Katrina in 2005.
But as of 4 a.m. ET Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said the storm had weakened during its way inland, over Mississippi and Alabama.
It was now a tropical storm, located about 80 miles northeast of Biloxi, Miss., and about 135 miles southwest of Montgomery, Al.
Accompanying winds had dropped to about 70 miles per hour. ■