Nestor Nears, More Storms Next Week
HEAVY RAIN, GUSTY WINDS TOMORROW; STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY
A very active and progressive weather pattern is in store for the area over the next 7-8 days.
The first notable system will arrive later tonight and tomorrow in the form of what will likely be Tropical Storm Nestor. The storm is forecast to make landfall tomorrow morning on the Florida Panhandle coast and race northeastward through south Georgia into the eastern Carolinas. The viewing area will likely be to the left of the storm’s path, meaning that while there will be sensible weather impacts, they won’t be as great as locations further south and east nearer the path. There will be a steep gradient in Nestor’s effects from northwest to southeast through our area; while places north of I-85 may see breezy conditions and light to moderate rainfall, locations to the south and east such as Americus and Cuthbert may see heavier rainfall and winds that approach tropical storm force in gusts. The tornado threat should be pretty much nil as the geometry of the winds and shear isn’t favorable to the west of the storm’s path.
After the storm clears the area Saturday night, we take a quick breather before an active cold front approaches on Monday. There is a chance of seeing some strong storms over our area as the front nears Monday night into Tuesday morning. While the threat currently looks low, all modes of severe weather may be on the table. Miller and I will have more on this later today into the weekend once we get potential Nestor out of the way.
We have a quiet middle of next week in store before yet another storm system and associated cold front approaches next Friday into the first part of next weekend.
Welcome to the weather roller coaster! Make sure you’re strapped in and keep it here with Miller and I for the latest updates on our active pattern.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker