Tropical Storm Nestor forms in Gulf of Mexico

Watching a tropical disturbance in the western Gulf for possible development

Watching a tropical disturbance in the western Gulf for possible development

A tropical storm warning is in effect from the Mississippi-Alabama line to Aucilla River in Florida. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for areas along the Mississippi/Alabama border to Yankeetown, Fla. People should stay alert to the latest on the storm's strength and projected track.

Wind: tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area by Friday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or unsafe.

Forecasters predict the storm could bring up to three inches of rain to the Florida Panhandle coast and up to 1.5 inches further inland.

The system could still be a tropical storm with winds above 39 miles per hour on Sunday morning over eastern North Carolina before moving back over water, forecasters said.

The storm, tagged as Tropical Cyclone 16, is about 230 miles south of the MS river as of Friday morning. The good news with this storm is it will be nowhere as intense as Hurricane Michael. Superstorm Sandy was also a late-October entry into the record books.

Keep it right here with WRDW/WAGT for more information on this system.

The likelihood of rain and high wind speeds starts to taper off by Saturday night, according to the Weather Service.

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Kottlowski said Jacksonville's potential position in the northeast quadrant of the system Friday night will increase the chances of tornadoes.

One thing that could find itself right in the middle of the tropical storm is the LOOP Terminal, which is the first and only deepwater oil port in the United States, handling up to 2 million barrels of oil per day. "Areas north of Tampa, west of Orlando and up into Jacksonville should be on alert". It will likely become Tropical Storm Nestor over the next couple of days.

The system is expected to develop into Tropical Storm Nestor on Friday afternoon. "Persons located within these (storm surge warning) areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other unsafe conditions".

Cantrell said on Twitter that officials were working to remove the cranes ahead of the arrival of tropical-storm-force winds, and there will be a larger temporary evacuation zone when the controlled demolition is scheduled.

An area of low pressure in the southern Gulf of Mexico now has a 70 percent chance of development.

In 2017, Hurricane Nate also formed from a gyre.

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