Nestor: What to expect in the Cape Fear Region

Your First Alert Forecast from Fri. morning, Oct. 18, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your First Alert Weather Team continues to monitor Post-Tropical Cyclone Nestor in the Gulf of Mexico.

As of Saturday morning, the former tropical storm has lost its tropical characteristics. Regardless, steering winds are likely to slingshot Nestor’s remnants northeastward toward the Carolinas late Saturday night through early Sunday.

Overall, this relatively weak, speedy system is likely to bring manageable impacts to the Cape Fear Region:

Timing: late Saturday through early Sunday

Rainfall: generally 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts

Freshwater flooding: brief, minor poor-drainage flooding and little if any river flooding

Tides: very minor rises, elevated rip current risk

Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes: isolated and mainly relegated to Saturday night

Wind damage: little if any, but Halloween inflatables might need a little extra care

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