Remnants of Nicole to bring rain, blustery conditions across DC-area
The remnants of rare November Hurricane Nicole have traveled up from Florida and are all but guaranteed to bring a wet start to the weekend.
The remnants of rare November storm Nicole have traveled up from Florida and are all but guaranteed to bring a wet start to the weekend.
Nicole began a Category 1 hurricane but weakened to a tropical depression Thursday evening. StormTeam4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer told WTOP that Nicole’s moisture will bring up to three inches of rainfall into some parts of the D.C. region, alongside the potential for damaging winds and heavy rain.
“We’ll see periods of rain [Friday] — not all day, so it will not be raining the entire day — but when we do see the rain, it could be coming down fairly heavily,” Kammerer said.
“(We) could see some strong to potentially severe storms as well. I’m not too worried about the severity of the storms; however, we’re going to see some heavy downpours throughout the afternoon…and even into [Friday] evening, too.”
According to meteorologist Chad Merrill, this storm will precede a cold front with historical echoes that sparks a seven to 10-day period of below-average temperatures “and a hard freeze that will end the growing season along and east of I-95.”
“There is also a good chance for a few flurries to make it into D.C. on the heels of one of several systems expected to push through the East early into the Thanksgiving holiday week,” Merrill said.
FRIDAY: Cloudy, mild and wet. Rain, heavy at times. Rainfall up to an inch. Highs in the mid 60s to 70.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Rain, heavy at times. Mild. occasional thunder. High wind gusts likely. Lows in the low to upper 60s.
SATURDAY: Some morning sunshine. Cloudy late afternoon. Blustery, turning cooler. Highs in the low to mid 60s.
SUNDAY: Morning clouds. Afternoon sunshine. Blustery and much colder. Highs in the mid 40s to 50.
MONDAY: Partly sunny and cold. Steady breeze. Highs in the mid 40s to 50.
WTOP’s Ivy Lyons and Chad Merrill contributed to this report.
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