Subtropical storm Nicole to bring in wind/rain by the end of the week

Published: Nov. 7, 2022 at 5:29 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 7, 2022 at 10:31 AM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Subtropical Storm will approach Florida on Wednesday before shifting northeast toward Georgia, Thursday and Friday are First Alert Weather Days:

Temperatures warm to 80 by noon with highs in the lower 80s. That’s about 10 degrees above average for this time of the year. Although it’ll be warm, we’ll have a northeasterly breeze of 5 to 10 miles per hour throughout the day. A few clouds will be around during the evening with temperatures in the 70s.

Monday Tybee Tides: 9.3′ 6:56AM I 1.5′ 1:24PM I 8.7′ 7:20PM

Tuesday will be dry and windy. We’ll once again start out in the low to mid 60s with highs in the mid 70s. Drier air will filter in throughout the day with wind gusts near 25-30 miles per hour possible, during the evening mainly along the coast. We’ll really notice the lack of humidity, especially during the afternoon and evening!

Wednesday starts out cooler with lows near 50 degrees for Savannah and upper 40s for inland communities. It will be breezy, with wind from the north gusting near 30 MPH for inland areas. closer to 35 MPH along the coast. Highs will be held to the upper 60s thanks to the drier air moving in from the north. Most of the rain will likely remain offshore and to our south, but will increase heading into Thursday.

Thursday’s high tide at Fort Pulaski will be very high. It is projected to reach the moderate flood stage at 10.3′, which could bring water close to US-80.

Thursday and Friday look damp and breezy, Subtropical Storm Nicole begins to move closer to Georgia. Model guidance has not become consistent on the placement of the low, but the impacts won’t change too much based on this. Coastal areas could receive 2-3 inches of rain (flash flooding possible), wind gusts over 35 are possible as well as higher than normal tides, rough surf, beach erosion and an increased risk for rip currents. Power outages are also possible starting Wednesday, with a better chance Thursday and Friday. Highs will be held in the low to mid 70s Thursday and Friday thanks to the wind and rain.

This system should exit the area early this weekend, with cooler air finally filtering back in. Temperatures could fall into the 40s Sunday morning with highs near 60 degrees.

Stay tuned for updates!

Meteorologist Andrew Gorton