Two people killed after tornado outbreak hits south

Two people killed after tornado outbreak hits south

The deadly tornado struck Montgomery County just after 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Montgomery County officials said first responders saved the lives of many others. There have been 30 reported tornadoes across Louisiana Mississippi, and Alabama, according to the National Weather Service. An EF-1 with winds up to 115 mph was confirmed in Montgomery County that created havoc in the Flatwood community, according to the National Weather Service. Five other tornadoes have been confirmed elsewhere in…

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Boat owners, insurance companies settle claims for Hurricane Isaias Southport Marina damage

Boat owners, insurance companies settle claims for Hurricane Isaias Southport Marina damage

14 seconds ago Boaters will not have to pay out of pocket for damage at the Southport Marina from Hurricane Isaias (Photo: Tela Diliberto/Tadphotos) SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — New details are being revealed about the resolution of claims between the previous owners of the Southport Marina and scores of boaters after Hurricane Isaias brought significant damage to both. Southport Marina Incorporated sent boat owners two letters in 2020 requesting compensation for hosting the boats during…

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Last day of 2022 Hurricane Season; relatively calm year in Cape Fear

8 seconds ago The 2022 Hurricane Season has come to an end (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wednesday marks the final day of the 2022 Hurricane Season. Official Hurricane Season runs from June 1st through November 30th each year. In 2022, the Atlantic Basin saw 14 named storms, 8 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes. The Cape Fear saw impacts from Tropical Storm Colin in July and Hurricane Ian in September. The Hurricane Season will…

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Tornadoes wrecking homes around South fueled by record highs

Tornadoes wrecking homes around South fueled by record highs

WETUMPKA, ALA. — Tornadoes damaged numerous homes, destroyed a fire station, briefly trapped people in a grocery store and ripped the roof off an apartment complex in Mississippi, while two people died as a tree crunched their mobile home in Alabama, authorities said Wednesday. The National Weather Service had warned that strong twisters capable of carving up communities over long distances were possible as the storm front moved eastward from Texas. They were fueled by…

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2022 Atlantic hurricane season ends: A review of the deadliest storms

2022 Atlantic hurricane season ends: A review of the deadliest storms

Overall, there were 14 named storms, eight hurricanes and two major hurricanes, making it a near-normal hurricane season. As the hurricane season comes to an end, Hurricane Ian will go down as the deadliest tropical cyclone this season. The storm killed over 100 people, and Ian tied the record for the fifth strongest storm to make landfall in the U.S. It gained strengthen as a Category 4 hurricane with winds at 15 mph in September….

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This day in history: Deadly EF-4 tornado rips through Raleigh, killing 4

This day in history: Deadly EF-4 tornado rips through Raleigh, killing 4

RALEIGH, N.C. — On Nov. 28, 1988, a deadly EF-4 tornado ripped through Raleigh. It has been 34 years since the tornado touched down around 1 a.m. near Umstead State Park and Ebenezer Church Road, flattening a Kmart and destroying Asbury United Methodist Church. No severe thunderstorm or tornado watches or warnings had been issued for Wake County. The tornado remained on the ground for more than 80 miles, leaving destruction in several counties, including…

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Minor coastal flooding expected along beaches, downtown Wilmington

Minor coastal flooding expected along beaches, downtown Wilmington

November 25, 2022 Minor flooding in typical flood hotspots is expected through Sunday morning due to high tides (Photo: WWAY – File) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Minor street flooding has been reported in parts of the Cape Fear the last two days. According to the National Weather Service, similar flooding is expected through Sunday. The flooding has taken place mainly along coastal zones, but downtown Wilmington has also seen flooded roadways along the riverfront. Most…

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Tabor City Officer arrested for allegedly pulling down pants, spitting at Deputies at Florence Motor Speedway

Tabor City Officer arrested for allegedly pulling down pants, spitting at Deputies at Florence Motor Speedway

November 23, 2022 Gary Lee Lewis has been arrested for allegedly harassing people at the Florence Motor Speedway (Photo: Florence County Detention Center) TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — An off-duty Tabor City Police Officer has been arrested for allegedly harassing several people, pulling down his pants and fighting at a campsite at the Florence Motor Speedway. Gary Lee Lewis was given tickets for disorderly conduct and trespassing and taken to the Florence County Detention Center,…

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President Biden approves disaster assistance for South Carolina areas affected by Hurricane Ian

President Biden approves disaster assistance for South Carolina areas affected by Hurricane Ian

Federal funding will be available to residents and businesses in coastal counties COLUMBIA, S.C. — President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for South Carolina, opening up federal funds for those counties affected by Hurricane Ian from Sept. 25 to Oct. 4, 2022. On September 30, Ian made landfall near Georgetown as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, dumping heavy rains and causing flooding along the South…

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NASA: Moon rocket endured hurricane, set for 1st test flight

NASA: Moon rocket endured hurricane, set for 1st test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. — NASA’s moon rocket needs only minor repairs after enduring a hurricane at the pad and is on track for its first test flight next week, a top official said Friday. “Right now, there’s nothing preventing us” from attempting a launch on Wednesday, said NASA’s Jim Free, an associate administrator. The wind never exceeded the rocket’s design limits as Hurricane Nicole swept through Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, according to Free. But…

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Tornado watch canceled for Charlotte area: Nicole updates

Tornado watch canceled for Charlotte area: Nicole updates

Nicole brought heavy rain to the Carolinas, with flooding reported in the North Carolina mountains. A tornado watch for the Charlotte area was canceled Friday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A tornado watch for Mecklenburg County and areas east of Charlotte was canceled around 2 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced.  The watch was issued early Friday morning as the remnants of Nicole moved over the Carolinas with heavy rain and gusty winds. Multiple tornado warnings…

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Tornado watch canceled for Charlotte area as Nicole moves over Carolinas

Tornado watch canceled for Charlotte area as Nicole moves over Carolinas

Nicole brought heavy rain to the Carolinas, with flooding reported in the North Carolina mountains. A tornado watch for the Charlotte area was canceled Friday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A tornado watch for Mecklenburg County and areas east of Charlotte was canceled around 2 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced.  The watch was issued early Friday morning as the remnants of Nicole moved over the Carolinas with heavy rain and gusty winds. Multiple tornado warnings…

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Nicole latest: Tornado warnings north of Triangle impact Youngsville, Franklinton and Louisburg

Nicole latest: Tornado warnings north of Triangle impact Youngsville, Franklinton and Louisburg

Tropical Depression Nicole on Friday will move across North Carolina, dropping rain across the state. Our biggest threat will be isolated tornadoes. Timing and path of Tropical Depression Nicole Nicole will move across the N.C. mountains as a tropical depression on Friday. After a slew of storms and tornado warnings between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Friday, we’ll get a midday break from the downpours, instead alternating between periods of hit-and-miss rain and sunshine….

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Tropical Storm Nicole remnants rain from Georgia to New York

Tropical Storm Nicole remnants rain from Georgia to New York

WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, FLA. — The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole sent heavy rains falling from Georgia to New York on Friday as flooding and surging ocean waters receded from a stretch of Florida coastline where the most damaging impacts became evident after it made landfall as a hurricane. Now a depression, Nicole could dump as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain over the Blue Ridge Mountains and there was a chance of flash and…

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Nicole latest: Storm reported near Garner, tornado warning canceled in Durham

Nicole latest: Storm reported near Garner, tornado warning canceled in Durham

Tropical Depression Nicole on Friday will move across North Carolina, dropping rain across the state. Our biggest threat will be isolated tornadoes. Timing and path of Tropical Depression Nicole Nicole will move though the N.C. mountains as a tropical depression throughout Friday, bringing rain to our area. Nicole’s center of circulation on Friday was in Georgia, and the storm was moving north with winds at 35 mph. A tornado watch is in effect until 3…

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Latest: Tornado warnings in Durham, Orange counties; Nicole drops rain across NC

Latest: Tornado warnings in Durham, Orange counties; Nicole drops rain across NC

Timing and path of Nicole Nicole will move though the N.C. mountains as a tropical depression throughout Friday, bringing rain to our area. Nicole’s center of circulation on Friday was in Georgia, and the storm was moving north with winds at 35 mph. A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m. for the entire area. Tornadoes in tropical depressions are typically weak and short-lived. Conditions are expected to be worst for the first half…

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Tornadoes biggest threat today as Nicole dumps rain on NC

Tornadoes biggest threat today as Nicole dumps rain on NC

Nicole’s track has shifted west, and it will move though the N.C. mountains as a tropical depression throughout Friday. On Friday morning, Nicole’s center of circulation was near Macon, Georgia, and moving north with winds at 35 mph. A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m. for 31 N.C. counties and our entire area. Tornadoes in tropical depressions are typically weak and short-lived. Conditions are expected to be worst Friday morning, Gardner said. Less…

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Tornado warning issued in Burlington and Alamance County as Nicole dumps rain on NC

Tornado warning issued in Burlington and Alamance County as Nicole dumps rain on NC

Nicole’s track has shifted west, and it will move though the N.C. mountains as a tropical depression throughout Friday. On Friday morning, Nicole’s center of circulation was near Macon, Georgia, and moving north with winds at 35 mph. A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m. for 31 N.C. counties and our entire area. Tornadoes in tropical depressions are typically weak and short-lived. Conditions are expected to be worst Friday morning, Gardner said. Less…

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Tornado safety tips: How to stay safe during a tornado warning

Tornado safety tips: How to stay safe during a tornado warning

Tornado safety tips Seek shelter in a substantial building. In a home or building, move to a pre-designated shelter, such as a basement, bathroom or closet. If an underground shelter is not available, move to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor, and get under a sturdy piece of furniture. In a large building such as a shopping center, go to the designated shelter area, or to a small reinforced area within the…

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Tornado warning expires in Chatham County as Nicole dumps rain on NC, tornadoes biggest threat today

Tornado warning expires in Chatham County as Nicole dumps rain on NC, tornadoes biggest threat today

Nicole’s track has shifted west, and it will move though the N.C. mountains as a tropical depression throughout Friday. On Friday morning, Nicole’s center of circulation was near Macon, Georgia, and moving north with winds at 35 mph. A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m. for 31 N.C. counties and our entire area. Tornadoes in tropical depressions are typically weak and short-lived. Conditions are expected to be worst Friday morning, Gardner said. Less…

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Tornado warning in effect for Chatham County, Siler City as Nicole dumps rain on NC

Tornado warning in effect for Chatham County, Siler City as Nicole dumps rain on NC

Tropical Depression Nicole on Friday will move right across North Carolina, dropping rain across the state. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said isolated tornadoes will be our biggest threat. Nicole’s track has shifted west, and it will move though the N.C. mountains as a tropical depression throughout Friday. On Friday morning, Nicole’s center of circulation was near Macon, Georgia, and moving north with winds at 35 mph. A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m….

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Tornado watch in effect as Nicole moves over the Carolinas

Tornado watch in effect as Nicole moves over the Carolinas

“That Friday morning time frame, to me, is going to be the worst of this,” WCNC Charlotte Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich said. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A tornado watch has been expanded into the Charlotte metro until Friday afternoon as the remnants of Nicole move over the Carolinas with heavy rain, gusty winds and the threat of severe weather.  A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m. for the following counties in North Carolina: Anson,…

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'Tornadoes our biggest threat today': Tornado watch in effect as Nicole dumps rain on NC

'Tornadoes our biggest threat today': Tornado watch in effect as Nicole dumps rain on NC

Tropical Depression Nicole on Friday will move right across North Carolina, dropping rain across the state. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said isolated tornadoes will be our biggest threat. Nicole’s track has shifted west, and it will move though the N.C. mountains as a tropical depression throughout Friday. On Friday morning, Nicole’s center of circulation was near Macon, Georgia, and moving north with winds at 35 mph. A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m….

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Tropical Depression Nicole brings isolated tornado threat to Triangle

Tropical Depression Nicole brings isolated tornado threat to Triangle

RALEIGH, N.C. — Nicole is moving northward and will bring the chance for some downpours, gusty winds and the risk of isolated tornadoes to the region this morning and into this evening. Rain totals will range from 1-2 inches. A tornado watch has been issued for the Triangle until 3 p.m. Duke Energy says they are ready to respond to whatever Nicole brings to the Triangle The storm has weakened to a tropical depression as…

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Tornado watch in effect as Tropical Depression Nicole dumps rain on NC

Tornado watch in effect as Tropical Depression Nicole dumps rain on NC

Tropical Depression Nicole on Friday will move right across North Carolina, dropping rain across the state. Isolated tornadoes will be our biggest threat. Nicole’s track has shifted west, and it will move though the N.C. mountains as a tropical depression throughout Friday. On Friday morning, Nicole’s center of circulation was near Macon, Georgia, and moving north with winds at 35 mph. A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m. for 31 N.C. counties and…

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Tropical Depression Nicole dropping rain on NC, threat for isolated tornadoes

Tropical Depression Nicole dropping rain on NC, threat for isolated tornadoes

Tropical Depression Nicole on Friday will move right across North Carolina, dropping rain across the state. Nicole’s track has shifted west, and it will move though the N.C. mountains as a tropical depression throughout Friday. Heavy rain, isolated tornadoes in NC Much of the state is under a Level 2 risk for severe weather on Friday, when heavy rain is expected in our area. According to WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth, it won’t rain all day,…

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Tropical Storm Nicole forces high school football playoff games to be moved up

Tropical Storm Nicole forces high school football playoff games to be moved up

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Power crews are on stand-by to respond to any power outages that may happen during the storm. Nicole also forced some high schools to move up their playoff football games. “We like Friday Night Football, but player safety is most important,” said Jeff Dunbar, athletics director at Wake Forest HS. “Things just lined up to move things up earlier.” The Cougars and Pride of Leesville Road played Thursday night in Wake…

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Cape Fear tornado threat increases Thursday night, Friday morning as Nicole pushes north

Cape Fear tornado threat increases Thursday night, Friday morning as Nicole pushes north

November 10, 2022 The risk of tornadoes will increase Thursday night into Friday (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The risk of severe weather in the Cape Fear will increase Thursday night as a weakening Nicole pushes towards the Carolinas. Nicole made landfall in Florida early Thursday morning as a Category 1 Hurricane, with winds of 75 miles per hour. The storms marks the first hurricane to strike Florida in November since 1985. The system…

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Dangerous conditions still expected in Triangle from Tropical Storm Nicole

Dangerous conditions still expected in Triangle from Tropical Storm Nicole

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Dangerous conditions are expected from Tropical Storm Nicole through the Triangle, with drenching rain, gusty winds and severe thunderstorms that could bring isolated tornadoes. Persistent windy conditions will be more confined to the North Carolina beaches, where gusts in excess of 40 mph are more likely. It will be increasingly windy across the Triangle on Friday with gusts around 30 mph. Nicole made landfall in Florida as a Category 1 hurricane,…

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Nicole Florida: Category 1 hurricane makes landfall in FL, downgrades to tropical storm

Nicole Florida: Category 1 hurricane makes landfall in FL, downgrades to tropical storm

MIAMI — Shortly after Hurricane Nicole made landfall early Thursday along the east coast of Florida, it downgraded to a tropical storm but it was still battering a large area of the storm-weary state with strong winds, dangerous storm surge and heavy rain, officials said. The rare November hurricane had already led officials to shut down airports and theme parks and order evacuations that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. Authorities warned that Nicole’s…

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Nicole weakens to tropical storm over east-central Florida

Nicole weakens to tropical storm over east-central Florida

MIAMI — Shortly after Hurricane Nicole made landfall early Thursday along the east coast of Florida, it downgraded to a tropical storm but it was still battering a large area of the storm-weary state with strong winds, dangerous storm surge and heavy rain, officials said. The rare November hurricane had already led officials to shut down airports and theme parks and order evacuations that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. Authorities warned that Nicole’s…

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Duke Energy prepping for Hurricane Nicole

Duke Energy prepping for Hurricane Nicole

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Duke Energy is busy preparing for Hurricane Nicole. The power company said it is keeping its Carolina crew in place since we are in the path of the storm. Duke Energy said after that, it will assess whether it needs to send any crews to Florida. The plan should become more clear Thursday. Duke Energy is holding an event in Raleigh on Thursday to talk about the storm response for both…

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Level 2 risk for central NC brings threat of gusty winds, heavy rains, isolated tornadoes

Level 2 risk for central NC brings threat of gusty winds, heavy rains, isolated tornadoes

The latest track for Tropical Storm Nicole sends the storm right across North Carolina this week. Nicole’s track shifted west on Wednesday, and the state will be under a Level 2 risk for severe weather Friday, when heavy rain is expected in our area. Breezy conditions and rain will be likely in the Triangle beginning Thursday night, with the bulk of the rain falling all day Friday. Saturday will be mostly dry. The latest models…

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Hurricane Nicole forms; Florida awaits rare November storm

Hurricane Nicole forms; Florida awaits rare November storm

Residents in at least three Florida counties — Flagler, Palm Beach and Volusia — were ordered to evacuate from barrier islands, low-lying areas and mobile homes. MIAMI — A Florida-bound storm strengthened into Hurricane Nicole on Wednesday after pounding the Bahamas and state officials ordered evacuations that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. It’s a rare November hurricane for storm-weary Florida, where only two hurricanes have made landfall since recordkeeping began in 1853 —…

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Tropical Storm Nicole forces evacuations as it makes landfall in Bahamas, heads toward Florida coast

Tropical Storm Nicole forces evacuations as it makes landfall in Bahamas, heads toward Florida coast

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Nicole forced people from their homes in the Bahamas and threatened to grow into a rare November hurricane in Florida on Wednesday, shutting down airports and Disney World as well as prompting evacuation orders that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. Hundreds of people sought shelter in the northwestern Bahamas before the approaching storm, which had already sent seawater washing across roads on Hutchinson Island in Martin County, Florida. The…

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Tropical Storm Nicole could intensify into rare November hurricane

Tropical Storm Nicole could intensify into rare November hurricane

Residents in at least three Florida counties — Flagler, Palm Beach and Volusia — were ordered to evacuate from barrier islands, low-lying areas and mobile homes. MIAMI — Tropical Storm Nicole forced people from their homes in the Bahamas and threatened to grow into a rare November hurricane in Florida on Wednesday, shutting down airports and prompting an evacuation order that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.  Crews evacuated dozens of people from vulnerable…

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Tropical Storm Nicole will bring impacts to Cape Fear late this week

Tropical Storm Nicole will bring impacts to Cape Fear late this week

November 9, 2022 Tropical Storm Nicole is forecast to make landfall in Florida before curving up towards the Carolinas (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There are just three weeks remaining in official hurricane season, but the tropics are remaining active. Tropical Storm Nicole has winds of 70 miles per hour and is forecast to become a weak Category 1 Hurricane before making landfall in Florida late Wednesday into early Thursday. From there Nicole will…

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Tropical Storm Nicole bears down on the Bahamas, Florida

Tropical Storm Nicole bears down on the Bahamas, Florida

MIAMI — Crews evacuated dozens of people from vulnerable locations in the northwestern Bahamas as Tropical Storm Nicole approached Wednesday and residents of Florida braced for the storm, which could strengthen to a rare November hurricane. “We are forecasting it to become a hurricane as it nears the northwestern Bahamas, and remain a hurricane as it approaches the east coast of Florida,” Daniel Brown, a senior huricane specialist at the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, said…

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Tropical Storm Nicole could bring flooding, tornadoes to NC

Tropical Storm Nicole could bring flooding, tornadoes to NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall on the east coast of Florida tonight or early Thursday. It is then expected to turn north, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to the Carolinas late Thursday into Friday. There will also be a potential for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in some areas, depending on the track. The system is currently gaining steam over the Atlantic Ocean…

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Tropical Storm Nicole's track shifts west, Level 2 risk for NC in place Friday

Tropical Storm Nicole's track shifts west, Level 2 risk for NC in place Friday

The latest track for Tropical Storm Nicole sends the storm right across North Carolina later this week. Nicole’s track shifted west on Wednesday, and much of N.C. will be under a Level 2 risk for severe weather Friday, when heavy rain is expected in our area. Nicole was strengthening and approaching Florida’s coastline on Wednesday, and WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the storm could be hurricane strength before it makes landfall there late Wednesday night….

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California hit by rain, snow, tornado on Election Day

California hit by rain, snow, tornado on Election Day

LOS ANGELES — A powerful storm pounded California with rain and snow Tuesday, leaving one person dead and two others missing after they were swept away by floodwaters in a canal, while a tornado touched down in Sacramento County. The National Weather Service said the tornado touched down at 1:40 p.m. a few miles outside the town of Galt. NBC affiliate KCRA in Sacramento reported that a tin roof on a barn was blown off…

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Windy, washout coming Friday for NC with Tropical Storm Nicole

Windy, washout coming Friday for NC with Tropical Storm Nicole

The latest track for Tropical Storm Nicole sends the storm right across North Carolina later this week. Nicole strengthened to a tropical storm Tuesday and will bring heavy rain to N.C. by Friday. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday the storm was 350 miles northeast of the Bahamas. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said Nicole could be hurricane strength before it makes landfall along the coast of Florida late Wednesday night or Thursday morning. The storm will…

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Brad Panovich: Tropical Storm Nicole to bring heavy rain, winds to Carolinas

Brad Panovich: Tropical Storm Nicole to bring heavy rain, winds to Carolinas

Tropical Storm Nicole could bring up to 4 inches of rain to the Charlotte area with heavy downpours and gusty winds Thursday evening through Friday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolinas will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Nicole with expected heavy rain and high winds Thursday evening through late Friday, WCNC Charlotte chief meteorologist Brad Panovich said.  Nicole, which was upgraded to a tropical storm Tuesday morning, has sustained winds of 50 mph and gusts…

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Nicole strengthens to tropical storm en route to Bahamas

Nicole strengthens to tropical storm en route to Bahamas

MIAMI — Nicole strengthened to a tropical storm Tuesday as it churned toward the northwestern Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coastline, forecasters said. A range of warnings and watches remain in place. Many areas are still reeling from damage caused by Hurricane Ian, which hit Florida’s southwestern Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm in late September, before dumping heavy amounts of rain across much of central part of the state. Forecasters said heavy rain could…

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Nicole strengthens to a tropical storm, NC impacts begin Thursday

Nicole strengthens to a tropical storm, NC impacts begin Thursday

The latest track for Tropical Storm Nicole sends the storm right across North Carolina later this week. Nicole strengthened to a tropical storm Tuesday and will bring heavy rain to N.C. by Friday. The storm on Tuesday was 350 miles northeast of the Bahamas. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said Nicole could be hurricane strength before it makes landfall along the coast of Florida late Wednesday night or Thursday morning. The storm will move north, and…

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Nicole expected to reach tropical storm status today

Nicole expected to reach tropical storm status today

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:33PM RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Subtropical Storm Nicole is beginning to strengthen and is expected to make a transition to a tropical storm later today. It’s forecast to be near or at hurricane strength by Wednesday and Wednesday night. Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 380 miles from the center. The storm is expected to hit Florida before heading north up to North Carolina. It is expected to bring…

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Latest track sends Subtropical Storm Nicole right across NC

Latest track sends Subtropical Storm Nicole right across NC

The latest track for Subtropical Storm Nicole sends the storm right across North Carolina later this week. Nicole formed Monday and will bring heavy rain to N.C. by Friday. The storm on Tuesday was 400 northeast of the Bahamas. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said Nicole could be hurricane strength before it makes landfall along the coast of Florida late Wednesday night or Thursday morning. The storm will move north, and Gardner said N.C. is “solidly…

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Brad Panovich: Expected impacts from Subtropical Storm Nicole

Brad Panovich: Expected impacts from Subtropical Storm Nicole

Subtropical Storm Nicole is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to the Carolinas with significant storm surge possible along the coast. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolinas could feel the effects of subtropical storm Nicole, with rain and wind likely in the Charlotte area by Friday, WCNC Charlotte chief meteorologist Brad Panovich said.  Nicole is expected to approach the Carolina coast by the end of the week as cooler air moves into the Charlotte…

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Widespread impacts expected from Subtropical Storm Nicole

Widespread impacts expected from Subtropical Storm Nicole

Subtropical Storm Nicole is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to the Carolinas with significant storm surge possible along the coast. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolinas could feel the effects of subtropical storm Nicole, with rain and wind likely in the Charlotte area by Friday, WCNC Charlotte chief meteorologist Brad Panovich said.  Nicole is expected to approach the Carolina coast by the end of the week as cooler air moves into the Charlotte…

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Subtropical Storm Nicole could make Florida landfall, bring heavy rain to NC

Subtropical Storm Nicole could make Florida landfall, bring heavy rain to NC

Subtropical Storm Nicole formed Monday and could bring heavy rain to North Carolina by the weekend. At 5 a.m. on Monday, the storm was 550 miles east of the Bahamas. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said Nicole could be very close to hurricane strength when it makes landfall, possibly near Miami, midweek, although it’s too early to pin down exactly where in Florida the storm will land. Landfall is expected along Florida’s southeastern coast Wednesday night…

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