2PM Edit: Nestor made landfall this afternoon on St. Vincent Island, Florida. It weakened and transitioned to a post tropical cyclone before landfall. Storm Team 2 will continue bring you updates.
WEATHER ALERT DAY: Storm Team 2 has issued a weather alert day for Saturday, as Nestor brings a messy day to the Lowcountry.
This is a quick-moving system expected to move over the area starting mid-morning and linger into early Sunday morning, the greatest impacts will be felt between 2 pm and midnight this evening. Here are the threats for the Lowcountry:
Heavy Rain: Rain expected to start to overspread the area by mid-morning, starting off light and becoming heavier as the day progresses. Expect between 1-3 inches of rain, with a few locally higher amounts. Minor flooding possible in low-lying areas.
Coastal Flooding: Watching high tide closely around 12:05 pm for the potential for minor to moderate coastal flooding.
Rip Current: High risk for rip currents in effect from this morning until this evening.
Wind: Wind advisory in effect for Beaufort, Charleston, and Colleton counties from 2 pm this afternoon until 2 am Sunday Morning. Winds will be out of the southwest between 20-30mph with gust upwards of 40mph. Isolated wind damage possible, especially in any stronger thunderstorm.
Tornado: An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out today as the center of Nestor moves just inland from the Lowcountry. Stay alert as a watch may be issued later today.