LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Nicole is currently a tropical storm (as of the 8:00 a.m. NHC advisory) and is forecast to strengthen.
Florida is preparing for a hurricane landfall, but after landfall, Nicole will likely swing towards the east coast.
Heavy rain and gusty showers are likely in Virginia by Friday.
Late Thursday to Friday morning, the rain will become widespread. Friday will see periods of showers along with dry time.
Most of us will see heavy rain at times; rain totals will be between 1" and 3" for most.
The highest rain totals will be just east of the Blue Ridge.
Low-lying areas will likely pick up water along with streams and creeks.
That, paired with runoff rain, could create flooding in spots.
A cold front will be coming in and swooping the remnants away from us by Saturday, but this cold front will be ushering in the coldest air so far this season.
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