By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
Tropical Cyclone Nicole…is located about 210 miles south-southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Last Advisory
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE NICOLE WILL TRACK TO THE NORTHEAST THROUGH SATURDAY…A COUPLE OF TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA/DELMARVA EARLY THIS EVENING…LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS WILL SPREAD FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC AND OHIO VALLEY TO NEW ENGLAND OVERNIGHT
According to the NHC Advisory number 19
The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 47 mph (76 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. As the system has quickly transitioned to an extratropical cyclone… and will orbit around the periphery of a deepening low over the Great Lakes and southeast Canada… gusty surface winds and pressure falls will persist across the Northeast into this weekend.
However, the risk of excessive rainfall and localized flash flooding with this extratropical transition will continue to diminish through Saturday and this will be the final advisory for Nicole.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
TORNADOES: A couple of tornadoes will be possible early this evening across portions of southeast Virginia and Delmarva
RAINFALL: Nicole is expected to produce an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain across the central Appalachians, northern Mid-Atlantic and New England through Saturday morning.
Renewed river flooding on the St. Johns River in Florida is ongoing.
Across portions of the Appalachians, upper Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and New England, through early Saturday, limited flooding impacts will be possible.