NOAA Tropical Storm Nestor Update: Florida Weather Radar

NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, October 19, 2019, due to Tropical Storm Nestor that will soon hit Florida.

A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for many Central Florida, North Florida, and Florida Gulf Coast counties.

Tropical Storm Nestor Path Update

On the National Hurricane Center forecast track, the center of Nestor will move inland over the Florida Panhandle late this morning or early afternoon.

Nestor will then move across portions of the southeastern United States later today and Sunday while it becomes a post-tropical cyclone.

Tropical Storm Nestor is located 80 miles west-southwest of Panama City, Florida and is moving to the northeast at 17 mph (28 km/h).

Some erratic motion toward the northeast or east-northeast is expected through this morning.

A turn toward the east-northeast is expected to occur Sunday.

Tropical Storm Nestor Strength

Tropical Storm Nestor has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km) mainly to the southwest of the center.

Tropical Storm Nestor Watches And Warnings

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from the Okaloosa/Walton County line to Yankeetown, Florida.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Indian Pass to Clearwater Beach, Florida.

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in the indicated locations.

A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for many Central Florida, North Florida, and Florida Gulf Coast counties.

Tropical Storm Nestor Computer Models

The GFS model (purple square), European model (orange triangle), UK model (blue square), and official NHC track forecast (red circle) are in strong agreement that the tropical cyclone will make landfall near or between Panama City Beach and Apalachicola, Florida.

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