First Alert Forecast: unsettled weather from Nicole to continue through Friday

A TORNADO WATCH has been extended for all of the Cape Fear Region to 3 PM Friday.
Your First Alert Forecast from Fri. Morning, Nov. 11, 2022
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 3:32 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 11, 2022 at 9:13 AM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - As Nicole weakens, unravels, and makes a quick push through the Carolinas, your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region remains unsettled. Your First Alert Weather Team is continuing its First Alert Action Day program into Veterans Day Friday, November 11 before the weather settles down - and gradually chills down - over the weekend.

Timing & Impacts: Expect rough seas, heavy surf, rip currents, beach erosion, and tidal flooding to continue through Friday. Gusty winds will shift from east to southeast and function as gales offshore. Transient rain bands may occasionally graduate to thunderstorms with damaging winds and spin-up tornadoes - especially but not exclusively until early Friday afternoon. On a friendlier note, showers should tally near or north of an inch at most locations, enough to help with the drought while limiting the flood threat.

Our Promise & Your Action: Trust your First Alert Weather Team to keep you updated. Keep loose yard items stowed, travel safely amid rain and downed leaves, and immediately heed any storm bulletins - like Coastal Flood Advisories or Tornado Warnings - that you receive with your NOAA Weather Radio and WECT Weather App. Hopefully, conditions will stay on the tamer side, but these alert tools can be very handy if they do not. And for best results, remember to set your WECT Weather App to follow your location!

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