Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Nestor downgraded to post-tropical cyclone, Cape Fear region still could see some effects

The National Weather Service is expecting 2-4 inches of rain with minor flooding possible along with a marginal risk of tornadic activity in Southeast N.C.

Tropical Storm Nestor has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone (Port City Daily/NOAA)
Tropical Storm Nestor has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone (Port City Daily/NOAA)

SOUTHEAST N.C. — As of Saturday, Tropical Storm Nestor has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone but South East North Carolina is still expected to be in its path beginning Sunday.

The storm is expected to produce some rain and strong winds and according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, there will be a marginal risk of tornadic activity Saturday night and into Sunday.

Although it might seem like it is late in the year for a tropical system to develop, the Atlantic Hurricane Season is not over until November, and even then, storms can occur outside of the typical season.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued the following hazardous weather statement for Southeast N.C., “Heavy rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches tonight could cause minor flooding. There is some potential that thunderstorms could produce isolated tornadoes tonight, mainly closer to the coast.”

Stay up to date with all alerts by checking with the National Weather Service online and on social media.


 

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