NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory on Saturday, October 19, 2019, due to Tropical Storm Nestor that is forecast to hit Florida.
A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for many Central Florida, North Florida, and Florida Gulf Coast counties.
On the National Hurricane Center forecast track, the center of Nestor will move inland over the Florida Panhandle this morning.
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 95 miles south-southwest of Panama City, Florida and is moving to the northeast at 20 mph (32 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue through Saturday.
A turn toward the east-northeast is expected to occur Sunday.
Tropical Storm Nestor has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) mainly to the southwest of the center.
The disturbance is expected to develop into a tropical or subtropical storm later today before hitting Florida.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Navarre, Florida 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.
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 Mexico Beach, Florida.