By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – Thursday, 8:00 am November 10, 2022
Nicole made landfall at 3 am EST near Vero Beach, FL, and weakening has begun as it moves quickly northwestward then northeastward today through Friday morning.
As noted in the blue shaded area in the graphic below, Nicole has a large, extensive tropical storm-force-wind field. A Wind Advisory is in effect until 12 am tonight for the eastern sections of Alabama due to 15-25 mph sustained winds with gusts to 40 mph. Make sure you secure any loose, lightweight outdoor objects. Winds will gust up to 25 mph elsewhere across the state.
Portions of Georgia are under a High Wind Warning through 7 pm tomorrow for 20-30 mph sustained winds with gusts to 45 mph. Finally, both southern Georgia and northern Florida are under a Tropical Storm Warning for the potential of sustained winds of at least 39 mph.
Winds will decrease in intensity across east Alabama after 12 am but continue to gust from 20-25 mph through Friday afternoon. There is no threat for any tornadoes to Alabama today or Friday.
Rainfall will be on the increase today mainly across the eastern half of the state, ending during the afternoon on Friday. Total rainfall amounts will generally be 1-2 inches.