Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen forms in the Gulf


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen has developed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

This storm has the potential to become Tropical Storm Nestor later Thursday or Friday morning.

On Thursday, the National Hurricane Center issued tropical storm watches and warnings for portions of Florida’s Gulf Coast. This system will likely bring gusty winds, rough surf, and heavy rainfall to these areas.

An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate and collect data from the system Thursday afternoon.

This system has the potential to bring some moisture to Southwest Virginia Saturday night into Sunday. The region could see measurable rainfall on Sunday.

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