Tornado watch extended, most canceled in Central NC; very low severe weather threat into evening

Friday, November 11, 2022
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- After a morning and early afternoon filled with multiple tornado warnings Friday morning, most watches have been canceled. That said, the National Weather Service has extended the watch to 6:00 p.m. in two counties that are part of the ABC11 coverage area. They are Northampton and Mecklenburg County, Va.

In addition, there is very little severe weather threat heading into the evening hours, ABC11 Meteorologist Robert Johnson said.

The remnants from Nicole moved through the viewing area overnight Thursday and triggered several tornado warnings across the triangle-area including ones in Durham, Orange, Person and Granville counties. The last warnings were at 12:30 and lasted until 1:00 p.m.

Update: As of 4:00 p.m. Nicole downgraded to post tropical cyclone.

Tornado Watch issued for central NC until 3 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for the Triangle until 3 p.m. Duke Energy says they are ready to respond to whatever Nicole brings to the Triangle

The storm has weakened to a tropical depression as it crossed the Florida Panhandle on its way north into Georgia. Nicole made landfall as a hurricane early Thursday and damaged beachfront properties in Daytona Beach Shores.

The storm, which caused at least two deaths, was the first November hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 37 years and only the third on record. It delivered another devastating blow just weeks after Ian came ashore on the Gulf Coast, killing more than 130 people and destroying thousands of homes.

Outside of Nicole there are no other tropical features on the map that suggest development across the Atlantic as we head toward the last portion of the season, development becomes less likely.