Nicole has weakened to a Tropical Depression as the center of circulation moves northeastward through Georgia, however, impacts from the storm’s remnants are still expected on Friday, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office.
The main threat will be the possibility of a few tornadoes today, and a Tornado Watch is in effect for all of Eastern N.C. through 3 p.m. this afternoon. There may be a break in the showers and storms by late afternoon through early Friday evening, but additional showers with some thunder and lightning are possible later this evening before the storm moves off the coast late tonight.
Activity this evening is not expected to be severe, though some periods of gusty winds in heavier showers are still possible.
As south winds increase late in the day today, and peak tonight, minor water level rises are possible on the soundside of Hatteras Island north of Buxton to Duck, as well as for Mainland Dare County. A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for these locations from tonight through Saturday afternoon.
For more information on the local forecast, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.