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Tropical Storm Nestor forms

The National Hurricane Center has now determined the system in the Gulf of Mexico now meets the definition of a tropical storm, so now we have Nestor. What a name, right?

The storm is expected to make landfall along the Florida Panhandle early Saturday morning. This keeps the storm well south of our area. I noticed that the NWS is lowering our rain chances. It’s just so far south of us I can’t believe we would get anything. Those of you down toward Pikeville will come closer to getting a shower than any of the rest of us.

If you look south, you can see some of the clouds trying to move in from Nestor now. We’ve set up a timelapse camera here at weatherTAP to show those clouds moving in. I’ll share that video later on FB.

Speaking of its clouds, the storm is making quite the appearance on satellite this afternoon. I love how you can see the clockwise-spinning, diverging clouds atop the storm. It’s a healthy tropical storm, packing winds of 60 mph.

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