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Tropical Rain Heading to the Piedmont This Weekend

Saturday Night into Sunday Morning Will Be Wet; Beneficial Rain On the Way

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Our drought is about to get a lot more help. More rain is heading to the Carolinas, and it's coming right from the tropics. Here's what the WFMY News 2 Weather Team is tracking.

While winds in the system have been measured a 60 mph, the structure or circulation is still not very organized. Therefore, the storm has not yet been classified as a tropical or subtropical storm. That is expected to happen later today or tonight.


  • A tropical system is forming in the Gulf of Mexico right now
  • It became Tropical Storm Nestor Friday Afternoon
  • This storm will move toward the Carolinas for Saturday night and Sunday morning, bringing rain but not much wind. 
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  • Saturday AM: Dry. Some sunshine. 
  • Saturday midday: Dry. Clouds increasing. 
  • Saturday late afternoon: Rain approaching from the south. 
  • Saturday evening: Rain moving in from south to north. 
  • Overnight Saturday: Steady rain likely. Heavy at times. 
  • Sunday morning: Steady rain continues. 
  • Sunday midday: Rain tapering off. Drying out. 
  • Sunday afternoon: Dry.
Credit: WFMY


  • Rain totals will vary by location
  • Still, we should plan on at least a half inch of rain
  • Many areas will see an inch of rain or more, possibly as much as 2 inches
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  • Severe wind isn't likely in the Piedmont
  • Gusty winds of 25-35 mph are possible
  • Higher gusts possible for Eastern NC and along the coast