Late-week soaking expected as Nicole rain arrives

Tropical moisture from Nicole will head our way by late Thursday
We're watching Nicole's rain threat for Friday. What new info we have now.
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 3:53 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2022 at 8:46 PM EST
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  • Seasonable & dry for the next few days
  • Nicole to bring a soaking rain Friday
  • Big cool down expected this weekend!


Skies remain clear overnight with lows in the mid and upper 30s. A few areas may wake to fog in the deeper valleys. Wednesday and Thursday remain dry and seasonably warm with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s.

You may want to use that time to clean the leaves out of the gutters and drainage areas before Friday’s soaking rain.

Temperatures will drop into the 30s for most locations.
Temperatures will drop into the 30s for most locations.(WDBJ7)


Tropical Storm Nicole is continuing to push west and likely to make landfall in Florida sometime late Wednesday into Thursday. It is possible it could strengthen enough to be classified as a hurricane before making landfall.

Skies become increasingly cloudy locally late Thursday as Nicole remnants move north and approach the region. Rain is expected to arrive as early as sunset Thursday evening with a soggy night expected.


We have issued a WEATHER ALERT DAY for Friday as tropical rain from Nicole is expected to enter the region.

TIMING: What’s new today is models are bringing the rain from Nicole into the region slightly earlier Thursday, likely developing after sunset. Rain will last all day Friday and eventually exits to the east by sunrise Saturday morning.

RAINFALL TOTALS: At this time, most models are suggesting 2-3″ of rain through the duration of the event. This would mean a marginal risk of flooding Friday.

IMPACTS: Rainy weather will linger throughout Veterans Day and events planned throughout the area Friday would be impacted. Rain will also be around for any evening high school football games Friday.

Rain from Nicole may top 2" in many areas Friday.
Rain from Nicole may top 2" in many areas Friday.(WDBJ7)


Any lingering rain will exit the area by early Saturday morning with most of us waking to increasingly sunny skies. Winds will increase, gusting 10-25 mph with cooler highs only reaching the mid 40s.


As remnants from Nicole exit the region Saturday, much colder air will move in behind the system. Saturday will be our transition day, with highs in the 50s and 60s and breezy conditions. Overnight lows will read near freezing in the 20s and low 30s Saturday night and Sunday night.

By Sunday and Monday, afternoon highs will be cool with temperatures never making it out of the 40s for most areas.

Look for highs in the 40s as the colder air drops south next week.
Look for highs in the 40s as the colder air drops south next week.(WDBJ7)