The depression has sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is moving northwest at 7 miles per hour, Fox News reported.
NHC forecasters say that Nate should move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras later today and then over the northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight and Friday.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect along the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras.
The storm is forecast to dump heavy rains on parts of Central America before strengthening into a Hurricane Lee.
The Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes are scheduled to play Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium in a game that was rescheduled by the ACC from September 16 due to Hurricane Irma.
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Another tropical storm system was resting between Cuba and the Bahamas, but only had a 10 percent chance of development. Residents from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle are advised to monitor the system.
A tropical depression east of Nicaragua was forecast to intensify over coming days, as the system moved northwest toward the Gulf Coast.
The hurricane center said the low, when it forms, will drift northward and into the southern Gulf by the weekend. We'll keep monitoring the storm and give you the latest as it develops.
Once in the Gulf, Nate could strengthen into a hurricane, and a direct impact along the Gulf Coast looks likely. However, that is expected to change overnight, as Nate is expected to become the 14th named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season.
Forecasts show that it will move over Central America and head to the open Gulf of Mexico, where it will likely strengthen further, before heading to the US mainland.