Nestor prompts tornado watch for Central Florida

 Nestor prompts tornado watch for Central Florida

Miami, Fl- The National Weather Service has placed Central Florida under a tornado watch. Tropical Storm Nestor brings the potential for severe storms early Saturday.

The watch is in effect until noon Saturday. A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible inside a thunderstorm. If a tornado is spotted, a warning would be issued.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Nestor is gradually losing its tropical characteristics. By early Saturday morning, the storm was centered about 85 miles south-southwest of Panama City. It had top sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving northeast at 17 mph.

Nestor is expected to move inland over the Florida Panhandle later Saturday morning, and then move across parts of the southeastern U.S. on Saturday and Sunday. It’s expected to move offshore of the coast of North Carolina and into the western Atlantic Ocean by late Sunday.

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