Forecasters at the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) say Tropical Storm Nestor is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, with its closest point of approach to the island within 72 hours expected to be 312 nm to our north by 12am on Tuesday, October 22.

The BWS noted that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track”.

According to the US National Hurricane Center: “Tropical Storm Nestor has redeveloped farther west near latitude 29.5 North, longitude 86.8 West,” moving northeast at nearly 17 mph (km/h), with maximum sustained winds near 50 mph (85 km/h).

“A turn toward the east-northeast is forecast to occur Sunday.”

Nestor became Post-Tropical Cyclone Nestor on Saturday and made landfall on St Vincent Island, in Florida.

Heavy thunderstorms hit much of the peninsula and at least one tornado was confirmed in southwest Florida on Saturday morning while two others hit Pinellas, Hillsborough and Polk counties late Friday.