The weather, currently.
Here's the part of the week where things go from calm to unsettled super quick. A cold front will sweep through the region on Wednesday. For the first part of the day, you are going to be like, "Pssssh these weather people don't know anything. It seems completely fine. There's nothing to be worried about" But then by the end of the day you will be like, "Ohhhhh ok this is what they are talking about!"
Let's just go with how the day plays out.
1) Morning: Nothing out of the ordinary. Temperatures are in the mid 30s around sunrise at 6:39 a.m. It will be a sunny morning.
2) Afternoon: Winds pick up slightly with gusts up to 25 mph possible. It will start to get cloudy. Temperatures will be in the mid 60s.
3) Evening: Around the evening commute you start to see rain drops. But temperatures are still mild in the 50s. By the time you go to be Wednesday night, you are going to hear that wind. Also, that rain will start to change to snow in the late night hours and while you sleep.
By Thursday morning, you will see flurries here and there but there won't be that much accumulation in the Metro. We are looking at less than half an inch in snowfall amounts. But, fair warning, you know how people get with seeing snow for the first few times in Denver. That's where traffic starts to get interesting. Take it slow on Thursday morning!
Here are the snowfall amounts we are expecting for Thursday:
Activity forecast: You have two options for activities on Wednesday. You can either get outdoors in the morning or early afternoon or you can take the exercise indoors. Conditions will shift throughout the day.
Mountain forecast: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for portions of the mountains starting 12 p.m. on Wednesday. Snow will last through Thursday. Please refer to the map above for the forecast for your area.
What you need to know, currently.
Tropical storm Nicole is expected to strengthen into a Category-1 hurricane on Wednesday and hit Florida's east coast early Thursday. Hurricane conditions are expected to impact the coast of southeast and east-central Florida beginning late Wednesday.
As of 10 am ET this morning, Nicole officially transformed from a subtropical cyclone into a tropical storm. As of Tuesday evening, due to model uncertainty, meteorologists predict that the storm could make landfall anywhere along the coast of eastern Florida, from Cape Canaveral to Miami.
“Nicole is expected to weaken as it moves inland over Florida and head northeastward over the southeastern United States, where it could bring heavy rain to Georgia and South Carolina,” says Currently’s Chief Meteorologist, Megan Montero.
The storm is expected to reduce to an extra tropical cyclone, and dissipate, by the weekend.
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What you can do, currently.
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