T.S. Nicole May Bring Wind Gusts, Rain into West, Central Alabama
Early Thursday morning Nicole made landfall as a category one hurricane. Also, this system is the “first November U.S. hurricane” to make “landfall in 37 years,” said The Weather Channel.
Now, the system has weakened into a tropical storm. Nicole is over the Central Florida area and moving toward the northwest. There has been plenty of damage that Nicole has caused across the east coast of Florida including major property damage, loss of homes, and beach erosion.
According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, “a more northerly motion is forecast later today as the system moves over the far Northeast Gulf of Mexico. The system is forecast to make landfall near or to the west of Tallahassee late tonight then turn more to the northeast as it weakens and moves inland across Georgia through the day Friday.”
What Does that Mean for the Townsquare Media Coverage Area?
Outlook on Rain
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “rain becomes widespread across the eastern half of the state tonight and tomorrow morning... heavier rain amounts will be along and east of U.S. 431 (near the Georgia border). The western third of the state could see a few showers, but many places there will be dry.”
“Winds will ramp up tonight over East Alabama, with gusts to 40 mph possible in spots. A wind advisory is in effect from Cleburne, Clay, and Randolph counties south to the Dothan area,” said Spann.
For those traveling around the Yellowhammer State, these highlights from National Weather Service will provide guidance for you.
What: Winds from 15-25 mph sustained with gusts to around 40 mph
Where: Generally along and east of a line from Heflin to Alexander City to Troy
When: From 8 am this morning to midnight tonight
What: Localized flooding is possible with amounts from one to two inches with locally higher amounts possible
Where: Generally across portions of Chambers, Lee, Russell, and Barbour Counties
When: From noon today through late Friday morning