On Thursday, Tropical Storm Nate strengthened after spreading to Central America in the form of heavy rain. The deadly storm could become a hurricane and make landfall between Louisiana, the Florida Panhandle, and parts of the US Gulf Coast by the end of the weekend -- USA Today reported. The National Hurricane Center claimed that "the threat of direct impacts from wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall is increasing."

What experts know about Tropical Storm Nate

The storm is forecasted to cross Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula at the beginning of the weekend.

Then it can reach the Gulf of Mexico and strengthen into a hurricane, moving along the Gulf Coast. Its center can reach the Mississippi border. According to the hurricane center, now it is impossible to specify the timing or magnitude of the disaster.

Nate came close to Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, moving with the speed of 9 m.p.h., and its maximum speed reached 40 m.p.h. A tropical storm warning is announced for Nicaragua and Honduras. In Nicaragua, the disaster can lead to flash floods, as 30 inches of rain is forecast in Nicaragua.

The storm has been lasting for two weeks and caused two deaths in Nicaragua. Three more people, swept away by flash floods, are missing. The Nicaragua authorities warned the residents about the danger of flooding and landslides.

The early forecast was announced

According to experts, there is a possibility of another hurricane, which can get Category 3. By the end of the hurricane season, which happens at the end of fall, AccuWeather forecasted 17 tropical storms, of which there would be 11 hurricanes.

As AccuWeather founder Joel Myers stated, "The most likely place for it to hit is the Florida Panhandle." The storm can bring the relieving rain to the eastern part of the US, which is being suffered from drought.

Currently, relief efforts are going on in Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands suffered from Hurricane Maria in the middle of September. Some of the locals still do not have enough food and gas, as it is difficult to conduct relief operations in the remote areas of the island. Some territories can be left without power and gas for long months.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump came to Puerto Rico for a meeting with the local officials and victims, as well as to estimate the damage caused by the natural disaster. According to the official data, 34 people died in the Hurricane Maria.