The weather, currently.
More rain’s coming. Walk carefully around your neighborhood, sparing any supermodel worms that have drifted through the soil to breathe. High humidity might even trigger thunderstorms on this gray, misty day. Temperatures will be the coolest they’ve been in a while, with highs only reaching about 59°F. I’m wearing a woven cotton jacket that looks a bit like a tapestry. It’s not good for rain, but it’s one of the thickest non-winter coat I own, so it works in this drizzle. You’ll also be walking through strong winds, an added thrill to this autumn storm. They could blow as much as 30 mph. Those gusts will be banging on your glass on a chilly night where lows dip below the 50’s. Offset the fear with throw blankets, decorative pillows, and hot cocoa.
What you need to know, currently.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for Florida’s east coast — from the Brevard-Volusia county line, south to Hallandale Beach — as subtropical storm Nicole developed Monday morning in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm watch has also been issued for northeastern Florida, southeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia.
The storm is expected to become a hurricane by 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, before it comes to Florida’s west coast, hitting the Bahamas on its way. The storm’s magnitude is still uncertain.
“The main difference between a tropical and subtropical storm is not in the winds that they generate, but that a tropical storm tends to generate more rain,” says Currently’s Chief Meteorologist, Megan Montero.
There will be heavy rainfall through Thursday across the Florida peninsula, as well as flash and urban flooding. Dangerous storm surge is also possible across the northwestern Bahamas, the east coast of Florida and areas of coastal Georgia, according to Montero.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted at least four more hurricanes will form before the season officially ends on Nov. 30. The next named storm to form would be Owen.