RMS sent us a heads up on a potential hurricane level event which is on the horizon near Florida. Currently a storm, it seems to be gathering some intensity. Here’s the word;
As it continues to intensify, Nicole will then curve to the northwest towards Florida, with hurricane conditions possible across portions of Florida’s southeast coast and east-central areas later on Wednesday.
Looking ahead to Thursday, November 10, Nicole is forecast to attain Category 1 hurricane intensity (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) and make landfall on the east coast of Florida shortly after 06:00 UTC (01:00 local time). Following landfall, Nicole is expected to weaken as the system turns north across Florida and then accelerates northeast over southeast Florida and then towards the Northeast.
Nicole is a large storm and is expected to bring heavy rainfall, life-threatening storm surges, and large swells to the northwest of The Bahamas, Florida, and southeast U.S. Hurricane and/or storm surge warnings are in place from North Palm Beach in Florida to Georgetown, South Carolina.
It is expected to bring up to seven inches (175 millimeters) of rainfall across east, central, and north Florida. Based on the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center (WPC) data, some areas on the coast northeast of Orlando could receive up to 10 inches (255 millimeters) of rainfall.
More details from RMS here.
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