Nicole will bring impacts including needed rain


WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) — After a long streak of warm, quiet weather, your first warning forecast opens with cooler, windier seasonal conditions for the Tuesday through Wednesday election. A storm named Nicole will move through the Cape Fear region and the Carolinas on Thursday and Friday before producing drier and even colder weather over the weekend and early next week. To highlight the most impactful weather cross-section of this process, your first-alert weather team will meet on Thursday, November 10 and Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 as First Alert Action Days.

Timing and impacts: Many wind, coastal and marine impacts have already begun. Expect a prolonged period of rough seas, strong waves, rip currents, beach erosion and bouts of tidal flooding through Friday. Northeast to southeast breezes can occasionally hit gale force offshore and a tropical storm force gusty wind on the mainland is possible. The chance of rain will increase from 20% until Wednesday to 50% Thursday to 80% Friday before decreasing rapidly this weekend. While an isolated severe storm or flood due to poor drainage is not impossible, most showers will prove dripping and quite beneficial for the ongoing drought.

Our promise and your action: Your First Alert weather team will keep you updated on this weather situation. Consider storing loose garden items at home and travel carefully through possible puddles on the roads. Stay alert with your WECT weather app and access forecast videos, day-to-day and hour-by-hour forecasts, radar, and storm and coastal flood reports specific to your location. Please also note that the National Hurricane Center may make changes to Nicole’s official title – as it potentially switches between subtropical and tropical status – but, from Carolina’s perspective, such discrepancies are unlikely to translate into differences. major in the impacts.

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