Nicole will track across western portions of the Carolinas today, where it will become absorbed into a cold front this evening and tonight. Though Nicole is now a tropical depression, it is still causing problems.
Wind: 20 to 30 mph wind gusts are possible across central North Carolina anytime during the afternoon and evening. There could be a few isolated higher gusts to 40-45 mph associated with
thunderstorms during the evening.
Rain: 1 – 1.5 inches of rain is possible from through midnight. Minor flooding of poor drainage areas and the typical spots that collect water is possible when we have heavy downpours. Heaviest rain and best risk for flash flooding will be from the Triad westward.
Tornadoes: Isolated tornadoes resulting in localized pockets of intense wind damage are possible. The threat is greatest through 2 pm, mainly south and east of the Triangle.
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