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Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Tropical Storm Nate is expected to become the third hurricane of the Atlantic season today or tomorrow as it forces energy companies to begin evacuating platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane Katia may weaken in the Atlantic, while Tropical Storm Maria may strengthen as it heads toward the Virgin Islands, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
Nate’s top winds are 65 miles (100 kilometers) per hour, under the threshold of 74 mph needed to be a hurricane, according to an NHC advisory at 5 a.m. East Coast time. The storm has been lashing Petroleos Mex