Rain, Gusty Winds Expected on Seacoast from Tropical Storm Nicole
What's left of Tropical Storm Nicole will bring more wind than rain to the Seacoast Friday and Saturday.
Nicole made landfall as a hurricane in on Florida's Atlantic Coast early Thursday morning with 75 mph winds but was downgraded as it moved across the state. Wind gusts of 100 mph were recorded near the Kennedy Space Center. 242,000 customers were without power mostly in Brevard County just north of where Nicole made landfall.
After re-entering the Gulf of Mexico Nicole will move back inland and become more subtropical as she heads north.
"It's going to head straight towards Appalachia. Ultimately it's going to take more of an interior run through New England as we head into tomorrow night and into the weekend," National Weather Service meteorologist John Palmer in Gray, Maine told Seacoast Current.
Nicole will bring up to an inch of rain to the Seacoast starting late Friday afternoon into Saturday morning and gusty winds especially along the coast especially on Saturday.
"There will be some some decent wind gusts of 30-35 miles per hour out of the south just along the coast," Palmer said. "We're also going to going to be having some low tides so we're not really expecting this to be a coastal flooding issue."
Surfers will be happy as there may be some higher waves than usual, according to Palmer.
Behind the storm skies will clear with high temperatures in the 40s and 50s with a chance of precipitation by the middle of next week.