Updated 11/09/2022 at 4:45 p.m.:
Tropical Storm Nicole is predicted to become a hurricane before it makes landfall. Threats to the CSRA include: possible tornadoes Thursday night into Friday; high winds 30-35 mph with possible 40 mph gusts; and heavy rainfall between 1 to 3 inches.
#Nicole remains a strong tropical storm with 70 mph winds but is forecast to become a hurricane before making landfall along the eastern coast of Florida tonight.— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 9, 2022
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Here is an updated timeline on Tropical Storm Nicole's expected impacts. Our greatest threats are:— NWS Columbia (@NWSColumbia) November 9, 2022
- A few tornadoes, mainly Thurs night & Fri morning
- Gusty winds upwards of 30-35 mph, with isolated gusts to 40 mph
- Heavy rainfall, with totals of 1-3" expected#scwx #gawx pic.twitter.com/V9wupXjbJt
Updated 11/09/2022 at 9:15 a.m.:
We are currently looking at the effects of Tropical Storm Nicole to hit Thursday afternoon into Friday. Wind and rain will pick up into the evening on Thursday, with 25-30 mph gusts expected. We’re expecting waves of showers, with rainfall totals between 1.5 to 3 inches.
Please note: the National Weather Service is warning of isolated tornadoes from the central Midlands through the Pee Dee – Thursday afternoon, with increasing chances into Friday.
There is increasing confidence in isolated tornadoes, focused from the central Midlands through the Pee Dee (Thursday afternoon and then increasing on Friday). pic.twitter.com/HwvU98cv0F— NWS Columbia (@NWSColumbia) November 9, 2022
Tropical Storm Nicole still expected to move across the area Thursday afternoon through Friday. Winds and showers will steadily pick up by Thursday evening with gusts between 25-35 mph expected. pic.twitter.com/fuv8bOqSzj— NWS Columbia (@NWSColumbia) November 9, 2022
Earlier today, The Weather Channel upgraded the Subtropical Storm Nicole to tropical storm status. The storm, which is centered east of the Bahamas, could gain strength. If so, it could become a hurricane as it moves toward Florida. The question… Will it affect Georgia and South Carolina?
Currently, hurricane, storm surge, and tropical storm alerts have been issues in both Florida and Georgia. There are threats of strong winds, heavy rain, high surf, and coastal flooding along the Southeast coast. Heavy rain is expected around Thursday and Friday on East Coast as a result of the storm,
You may have noticed stronger winds today. With the current dry air, and breezy conditions, the National Weather Service is warning of elevated fire danger. If you are burning, please use extreme caution. Winds are expected to continue ahead of Tropical Storm Nicole.
Quite the swing in weather coming over the next few days: Today will be very dry & breezy and therefore an elevated fire danger. So please use caution if burning today. Winds will remain up on Wednesday ahead of Subtropical Storm Nicole... pic.twitter.com/bIFZagiNIC— NWS Columbia (@NWSColumbia) November 8, 2022
A tropical storm or hurricane is very rare at this time of year. In fact, the National Weather Service says only 5 have impacted central South Carolina and eastern Georgia in November, dating all the way back to 1850.
Going back to 1850, only 5 tropical storms or hurricanes have impacted central South Carolina and eastern Georgia in November. Most recent November storm was Eta in 2020, which was well offshore but still brought heavy rainfall and flooding to the Carolinas. #SCwx #gawx pic.twitter.com/wBoW0PIQx1— NWS Columbia (@NWSColumbia) November 8, 2022
As of 1 p.m. today (November 8th), Tropical Storm Nicole had sustained winds of 60 mph, and gaining strength.
Tropical Storm #Nicole now has sustained wind speeds of 60 mph and is getting stronger by the hour.— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 8, 2022
Will we be seeing a rare November hurricane in the next 24 hours? Get informed NOW on the Weather Channel! pic.twitter.com/NLDUV92eoR