Tornado watch in effect for eastern North Carolina through 3 p.m. Friday

Nicole has weakened further to a Tropical Depression as the center of circulation moves northeastward through Georgia. Impacts from the remnant storm are still expected however.

The main threat will be the possibility for a few tornadoes today, and a Tornado Watch is in effect for all of Eastern NC through 3 p.m. this afternoon.

There may be a break in the showers and storms by late afternoon through early evening, but additional showers with some embedded thunder are possible later this evening before it all moves off the coast late tonight.

Activity this evening is not expected to be severe, though some periods of gusty winds in heavier showers are still possible.

As south winds increase late in the day today, and peak tonight, minor water level rises are possible on the soundside of Hatteras Island north of Buxton to Duck, as well as for Mainland Dare County.

A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for these locations from tonight through Saturday afternoon.