Tropical Storm Nicole Could Cause Flooding In Western North Carolina

Florida can’t seem to catch a break. Just weeks after Hurricane Ian devastated the Sunshine State, Tropical Storm Nicole is on a path to give Floridians another round of damaging wind and rain. The storm is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall along the Atlantic coast. Nicole will also likely impact the Carolinas. According to the Charlotte Observer, the National Hurricane Center predicts that Tropical Storm Nicole will make landfall in central Florida as a hurricane Wednesday night. The storm will then move up through northern Florida and reach Georgia by Thursday night. Nicole is expected to continue into South Carolina and North Carolina on Friday. The greatest concern for North Carolina is the amount of rain Nicole could bring to the western part of the state. The National Weather Service says up to six inches could fall in some areas, including Asheville, Brevard, and Boone. Many mountain communities could be at risk for flash flooding. The National Weather Service is also warning of possible isolated tornadoes near the Virginia border and along I-77 on Friday. We should have mostly clear conditions in the Charlotte area by Saturday. [embed][/embed]

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