Get ready for another weekend storm; Nestor forecast to impact area

Published 9:51 am Saturday, October 19, 2019

A fast moving low pressure system, now called Nestor, is expected to move from the Gulf Coast on Saturday morning to eastern North Carolina, including the Outer Banks area, Saturday night through Sunday.

The National Weather Service in Newport says “local impacts are not dependent on tropical characteristics after landfall.”

The current forecast and local impacts are:

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Minor coastal flooding is possible along the sound and oceanfront. Areas of greatest impact depend on the track of the low pressure system. Dune structures weakened by Dorian and last week’s coastal storm are particularly vulnerable.

Gusty winds of 35 to 45 miles per hour are possible along the coast. Tornadoes are possible.

Seas as large as 10 to 13 feet Sunday bring danger to maritime and surf zones.

Gale watches for the sounds and out 20 nautical miles have been posted beginning Sunday at midnight through Monday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Possible rainfall is between one and three inches.



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