WEATHER ALERT: Tropical Storm Nestor Bringing Impacts to the CSRA Saturday Afternoon

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Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

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AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Tropical Storm Nestor is nearing landfall with the coast of Florida and will move in our direction next.

Tropical storm warnings are now in effect along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida.

The center of the system is expected to pass over the CSRA later this evening and then to the coast of North Carolina by Sunday.

Rain Forecast

Rain will begin this morning and last through most of the day as the tropical system moves through the region. Rain should finally come to end late Saturday into early Sunday morning. Rainfall totals Saturday look to be highest south of I-20 in the southern CSRA. The southern CSRA could see between 1-3", with isolated locations seeing over 3". The northern CSRA will likely see between 1-2", with isolated locations seeing over 2".

Wind Forecast

Conditions will be slightly breezy this morning, but the strongest winds are not expected until the afternoon/evening. Winds are expected to be between 20-25 mph with gusts over 30 mph in the southern CSRA. Winds are expected to be between 15-25 mph with gusts over 30 mph in the northern CSRA.

Severe Weather Forecast

Severe weather risk is very low for the CSRA. It does not look like we will have enough instability to create a tornado threat.

Keep it right here with WRDW/WAGT for more information on this system.

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