Tropical Storm Nate

Wind gusts from tropical storm Nate will stay to the west of the county.

As tropical storm Nate hits the Gulf Coast over the weekend, those in Walton County will be impacted, but much less than those north or west of the Highway 85 corridor according to Kyle Thiem, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

“Wind gusts could range from 25-30 miles per hour in some areas between late Sunday evening into the overnight time period.

“Total rainfall for Walton County over the five-day period will be around 2-3 inches with some isolated areas seeing up to 4 inches of rainfall,” he said.

Thiem also said that Monday wouldn't be a, “pleasant day,” with residents still dealing with a lot of rainfall.

“There may be some hazardous conditions due to the wind gusts and we are asking everyone to be careful out on the roads and to be alert of the possibility of hydroplaning. By Monday, winds will have died down significantly, leaving just rain,” he said.

The storm does have the potential of turning into a Category 1 Hurricane once it makes landfall.

High pressure will keep the bulk of strong winds to the west.

Brittney Fitzpatrick is a former staff writer for The Walton Tribune. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

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