Hurricane Nicole remnants bring rain and wind

Nicole, Rare November Hurricane, Makes Landfall In Florida
Rebecca Blackwell - staff, AP
People brave rain and heavy winds to visit the waterfront along the Jensen Beach Causeway, as conditions deteriorate with the approach of Hurricane Nicole, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Jensen Beach, Fla.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The remnants of Hurricane Nicole will be ushered into Southern New England this afternoon and evening by a strong cold front. Patchy fog and lots of clouds start off Friday, possible early commute impact due to lowered visibility due to that fog.

Most of the day will be mostly cloudy and mild with temperatures warming to near 70. The bulk of the activity associated with the leftovers of Nicole come tonight. Starting with the late commute, areas of locally heavy rain will develop, creating the possibility of poor drainage flooding due to leaf-clogged storm drains.

Winds will ramp up overnight and there is a chance of thunderstorms as well. Winds may gust 35+ mph inland to 55+mph along the coast. A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for all coastal areas of Southern New England from 10 p.m. Friday through the overnight as winds will be peaking. As a result of the gusty winds, we could see spotty power outages and minor tree damage.

Areas of heavy rain continue overnight into Saturday morning. Rain totals will generally be between .75 of and inch to 1.5 inches with locally higher amounts in thunderstorms.

Coastally, we have a Gale Warning for hazardous conditions from 8pm Friday through 1 p.m. Saturday. Mariners are asked to alter plans to avoid these conditions.

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Saturday afternoon we will clear to mostly sunny skies and winds will relax. It will still be quite warm with highs near 70s.

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