Tropical Storm Nestor forms in Gulf of Mexico; will bring heavy rain to Georgia

Tropical Storm Nestor forms in Gulf of Mexico; will bring heavy rain to Georgia

 Tropical Storm Nestor forms in Gulf of Mexico

ATLANTA — Tropical Storm Nestor has formed in the Gulf of Mexico with 60 mph winds.

The center of the storm is currently about southwest of Panama City, Florida.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz says the storm will bring heavy rain to central and south Georgia on Saturday. Winds are not expected to affect metro Atlanta.

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Nitz said 1 - 2  inches of rainfall is possible in parts of north Georgia over the next 5 days.

Channel 2's Tom Regan talked to street crews who are preparing roads for potential flooding by clearing storm drains. Their main focus is low-lying areas where storm water accumulates.

Crews are also cleaning up trash and little thrown from cars and removing cardboard signs that are blocking drains.