Nicole Remnants Head Up The Appalachians
What You Can Expect New Jersey Hudson Valley Connecticut
We are watching Tropical Storm Nicole making its final approach to the east central Florida coast. It will make landfall tonight and it could briefly still reach hurricane strength before it does so. Even if it reaches hurricane strength it will be minimal hurricane. Storm surge is probably the biggest issue thanks to the strong high to the north and the tight pressure gradient that extends from the Carolinas to Florida. Nicole cross the Florida Peninsula and the turns northward moving into Southern Georgia and then from there up the Appalachians. The remnant low will track to the west and get absorbed by a strong cold front that is coming in from the west.
As far as what you can expect, nothing of consequence happens into Friday morning. Thursday should be a nice day of sunshine with perhaps some arriving late day clouds. Highs will be into the 60s. Clouds will increase during Thursday night as the atmopshere gets primed with moisture off the ocean as it gets ready for the cold front.
The main rain and low pass well to our west so we deal with two bands of downpours. One moves through from south to north Friday morning into the late afternoon. Then there will be a break followed by a second round of downpours overnight into early Saturday morning. There might even be a thunderstorm or two in the mix. Temperatures will reach 65 to 70 Friday. By Saturday morning this should be all done and then we look ahead to colder weather moving in for Sunday and Monday where temperatures will be hard pressed to get out of the 40s.
Rainfall amounts will be enough to relieve some of the dry conditions that cover the area. An inch to an inch and half of rain seems like a good bet for New Jersey, Connecticut and the Hudson Valley. This will be the last round of rain for awhile as next week will be dry and cold at at least through Tuesday.
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