Travel impacts increase as Tropical Storm Nicole moves up east coast
WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WFSB) - Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall early Thursday morning along the Florida coast.
Heavy rain, strong winds, and large waves were expected for millions of people on the east coast over coming days.
Channel 3 Meteorologist Mike Slifer shared an update on the storm:
Although the storm will not have much in the way of tropical characteristics when it arrives in New England, it’s expected to have a lot of tropical moisture and Connecticut residents will have to keep a close eye on the storm’s track.
“While 1 to 2 inches of rain could still fall, wind gusts could top 50 mph, especially across coastal and southeastern parts of the state,” Haney said. “This could lead to isolated power outages. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible.”
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Flight delays started to increase mid-week. Eighteen flights were cancelled early Thursday morning, and that number was expected to rise.
Anyone planning to fly in coming days should check in with their airline to confirm flight changes or cancellations.
The storm-weary state of Florida experienced beach erosion and high winds over the past 24 hours, according to officials.
Authorities in Florida said they were concerned local infrastructure may be weakened from earlier storms this summer.
They said structures, including homes and bridges that were already compromised during Hurricane Ian, may not be able to withstand Nicole.
Forty-five of Florida’s 67 counties were under a state of emergency declaration.
It was only the third November hurricane to hit its shores since recordkeeping began in 1953.
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