09/10/2011 06:45 pm ET | Updated Nov 10, 2011

Tropical Storm Nate: Mexico Issues Hurricane Warning

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has announced that Mexico has declared a hurricane warning in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Nate.

A hurricane watch is in effect from south of Veracruz to Punta El Lagarto. Nate is expected to be at hurricane strength by Sunday, when it's predicted to reach Mexico, according to the NHC.

Winds are expected to reach more than 65 miles-per-hour with four to six inches of rain.

"Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion," the warning says.

On Friday, the AP reported that Mexico's state oil company and a Texas-based company searched for 10 missing oil workers, including four Americans, who evacuated from a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of the storm.

In the U.S., people are still recovering from storms that hit the East Coast. In Vermont, towns are working to clear the devastation left by Tropical Storm Irene.