Strong winds will also push a life-threatening storm surge into the coast as Nate comes ashore. The storm surge, which is seawater pushed inland by strong and persistent winds, should be nowhere near as devastating as previous historic hurricanes, but even a small one is dangerous for folks right along the coast. According to current forecasts, a storm surge of four to seven feet above ground level is possible from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Alabama and Florida state line, including the entire Mississippi coast and Mobile Bay. The deepest storm surge will occur on barrier islands and in bays and concave-shaped coastlines. The highest water will coincide with the strongest winds on the eastern side of the storm.