Tropical Storm Nestor could bring soaking rain Sunday

Sunny Friday; heavy rain possible Sunday

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Tropical Storm Nestor made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a tropical storm Saturday and will continue its northeasterly track towards the Atlantic on Sunday.

It is expected to bring a soaking rain to Virginia Sunday.

Most of the rain is expected to fall during Sunday morning and the early afternoon with rain tapering off after 3pm.

The most recent computer models bring Richmond 1-2″ of rain despite not being directly in the path. Higher rainfall amounts up to 3 inches are possible in Southern Virginia. This would go a LONG way toward improving drought conditions.

Light showers look to move into the area late Saturday night and become heavier Sunday morning. On its current track, no severe threat is expected. Just rain.

Although we don’t wish for tropical systems to hit the coast, decaying tropical systems are an important part of Virginia’s water budget. In years when we don’t get any tropical inputs, we can end up getting dry, quickly!

We will continue to monitor this system and keep you posted!

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