Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen Forms In Gulf: Likely To Become Nestor

Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen Forms In Gulf: Likely To Become Nestor

Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen Forms In Gulf: Likely To Become Nestor

A storm surge warning has been issued for Indian Pass, Fla.to Clearwater Beach, Fla.

A roiling ball of thunderstorms is sliding toward the Gulf Coast, building up a unsafe storm surge at the twilight of hurricane season.

Forecasters issued warnings for the Gulf coast as the potential tropical storm moves to the northeast.

It's possible the storm could end up staying far south of the region, but right now it's too soon to call, she said. Its outer edges earlier brought heavy rain to portions of southern Mexico. It gives officials the opportunity to send out watches and warnings in advance of the storm actually forming.

That's likely because the soil did not absorb as much of that moisture as we had hoped.

The weather anomaly, which meteorologists are already calling Tropical Storm Nestor, was 600 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River on Friday with wind speeds of about 35 mph. Blasted by Michael in October 2018, the area is still trying to recover.

Keep it right here with WRDW/WAGT for more information on this system. Highs on Monday and Tuesday will be the warmest of the week in the low 70s and overnight lows in the 50s.

The strongest winds, however, will likely be found east of the center - perhaps a good deal east - and will coincide with the greatest storm surge risk as well. "Areas north of Tampa, west of Orlando and up into Jacksonville should be on alert". Forecasters warn the storm could spread blustery winds and heavy rain to the Florida Panhandle coast and inland.

Though the system hasn't technically become a tropical storm, its circulation continues to consolidate and organize.

The system could dump from 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) of rain from the central Gulf Coast to the eastern Carolinas, where many areas are dried out from weeks without rain, and as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) in spots, forecasters said.

The remnant of Tropical Cyclone 16 (soon to be known as Tropical Storm Nestor) will move through the Carolinas and brush Central Virginia will showers early Sunday.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

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