November 10, 2022 Hurricane Nicole news
Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to weaken into a depression Thursday night, according to a 7 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.
The storm is then “expected to dissipate as it merges with a frontal boundary over the Mid-Atlantic United States by Friday night,” the center said.
Nicole’s is currently 40 miles southeast of Tallahassee, Florida, moving northwest at 15 mph with 40 mph winds, the NHC said. The storm’s center will move over northern Florida into Georgia late Thursday and early Friday. Western South Carolina will see some impacts from the storm late Friday, the center said.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Flagler and Volusia county line in Florida to Altamaha Sound in Georgia. A storm surge warning is in effect for the same area along with the mouth of St. Johns River to Georgetown, Florida, and between the Anclote River and Ochlockonee River.
Tropical Storm Nicole has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is located 95 miles south of Tallahassee, Florida, according to the 4 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center. It is moving northwest at 15 mph.
The storm briefly emerged over the open water north of Tampa earlier Thursday afternoon and is now straddling the coast of the Florida Big Bend region northwest of Cedar Key.
The storm is forecast to move into the eastern Florida panhandle Friday evening, then turn northward overnight into Georgia, where it will weaken to a depression.
Through Friday afternoon and night, the system is expected to become post-tropical after being absorbed by a large mid-latitude system currently bringing blizzard conditions to the northern Plains.
Heavy rain is expected across the Florida peninsula producing flash and urban flooding along with renewed river flooding on the St. John’s River.
Flooding is also possible in the southeast US and the central Appalachians, extending northward through eastern Ohio, west-central Pennsylvania and western New York Friday night into Saturday.
Tropical storm warnings remain in effect along the east coast of Florida from the Flagler/Volusia county line in Florida to Altamaha Sound, Georgia, and on the west coast of Florida from Aripeka to Indian Pass.
All other tropical storm warnings are discontinued.