Approaching Hurricane Could Bring Torrential Rain to the Hudson Valley
It may be hard to believe we're talking about hurricanes in the middle of November. However, the Atlantic's 14th named storm of the season; Hurricane Nicole, moved ashore late Wednesday over the Florida Peninsula, and its remnants are quickly moving up the coast towards the Northeast.
Meteorologists say what makes this storm unique is its size, which could bring a wide swath of severe weather to many areas up and down the Atlantic coast. Nicole has already brought flash flooding and tornado warnings to areas still cleaning up after Hurricane Ian, which struck Florida only six weeks ago leaving catestrophic damage.
How will Nicole affect the Hudson Valley and other areas in New York?
Could the Hudson Valley and Tri-State Area See Torrential Rainfall and Gusty Winds by Late Friday?
There is a lot of uncertainty about its eventual path, according to The Weather Channel. But as of now, the chance for very heavy rain exists. Winds in areas like the Hudson Valley could gust from 20 to 30 MPH, though stronger winds are forecasted for other areas closer toward the coast, and Long Island.
NBC NY says that rain amounts of 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected, though locally higher amounts up to 3 inches are also possible. NBC says that "tornadoes aren't out of the question either, nor is flash flooding or wind damage".
One meteorologist from ABC says that subtropical storms are more like Nor'easters than traditional hurricanes or tropical systems.
Another factor is that it's very late in the year for hurricanes to form. The last hurricane to hit the U.S. in November was Hurricane Kate in 1985.
NBC says the storm will pass through by early Saturday, and leave behind much cooler temperatures. Highs will reach the upper 60s by Friday, though will fall into the 40s by late Saturday afternoon.
The weather has fluctuated quite a bit over the last week across the Hudson Valley, but that will change as Nicole passes through. The weather Channel says highs next week will only be in the 40s, with lows overnight falling into the 20s.