Post-Tropical Cyclone Nestor to impact Virginia and Carolinas this weekend

Posted at 1:13 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-20 07:14:54-04

Tropical Storm Nestor weakened to a post-tropical cyclone Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Nestor is moving toward the east-northeast near 23 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue through Saturday afternoon. A turn toward the northeast is expected to occur Sunday.

On the forecast track, Post-Tropical Cyclone Nestor will move farther inland over the Florida Panhandle this afternoon, and will then move across portions of the southeastern United States later tonight and Sunday. The cyclone is expected to move offshore of the coast of North Carolina into the western Atlantic by late Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some additional slight weakening is expected now that Nestor has moved inland.

Nestor is forecast to weaken after it moves inland, and it is expected to lose tropical characteristics and become post-tropical on Saturday.

Saturday 2 p.m. update

Location: 29.7 N 85.1 W

Moving: ENE at 23 mph

Min pressure: 999 mb

Max sustained: 45 mph

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