Nate moves inland with heavy rains, gusty winds

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Nate is moving inland with heavy rains and gusty winds after socking the central Gulf Coast.

Forecasters said Sunday that Nate was about 75 miles (120 kilometers) south of Nashville, Tennessee. Nate was a hurricane when it washed ashore earlier Sunday along the Mississippi coast.

At 4 p.m. CDT Sunday, Nate was a tropical depression with winds of about 35 mph (56 kph). The depression is dropping rain across Florida and Georgia and into the southern Appalachian Mountains. It will drop more rain on the Ohio Valley and continue into the Northeast before exiting Maine on Tuesday.

Forecasters are calling for 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) of rain in those areas.