MELBOURNE, Florida – A Hurricane Warning has been issued for most of the coast of Florida by the National Hurricane Center Public Advisory at 4 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, due to the presence of Tropical Storm Nicole which is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall on the Florida peninsula.
The threat of tornadoes will develop this evening, and then increase overnight into early Thursday as the center of Nicole moves inland across the Florida peninsula.
“The threat for serious impacts to east central Florida remains high as Nicole begins to approach the area. Dangerous storm surge, damaging winds and gusts, heavy to excessive rain, and an isolated tornado are all possible,” the National Weather Service tweeted.
The threat for serious impacts to east central Florida remains high as Nicole begins to approach the area. Dangerous storm surge, damaging winds and gusts, heavy to excessive rain, and an isolated tornado are all possible. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/SBtqIQmCr2
— NWS Melbourne (@NWSMelbourne) November 9, 2022
A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Boca Raton to the Flagler/Volusia County Line Florida.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Hallandale Beach to Boca Raton; from the Flagler/Volusia County Line to the South Santee River South, Carolina; from north of Bonita Beach to Indian Pass; and Lake Okeechobee.
TORNADOES: A few tornadoes are possible this evening through Thursday across eastern Florida, southeastern Georgia, and southern South Carolina.
A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions.
Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.