Tracking Nicole: Remnants head north with flooding rain, tornado threat
On Thursday, the risk of severe weather and possible tornadoes will be focused along the Southeast coast from North Carolina to South Georgia.
Tropical Storm Nicole is packing a tornado and flooding threat as it moves away from Florida and up the Eastern Seaboard through Friday.
The risk of severe weather and possible tornadoes will be focused along the Southeast coast from North Carolina south to South Georgia.
A Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of coastal Georgia, southeast South Carolina and North Carolina int the overnight hours. This includes cities such as Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.
HOW TO FIND YOUR TORNADO SAFE PLACE
The remnants of Nicole will still be spinning along the Eastern Seaboard on Friday, creating a severe weather potential across the Carolinas and the southern mid-Atlantic region. Tornadoes are possible with any of these storms from Virginia to South Carolina.
Landfalling hurricanes and tropical storms often produce tornadoes as they move over land. The fast-spinning systems create an abundance of instability and wind shear, meaning wind direction and speed change with height.
Most tornadoes associated with tropical systems happen in the right-front quadrant of the storm and near the eyewall. These tornadoes are usually weak and short-lived, but should still be taken seriously as they pose a threat to life and property.