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Oct 11, 2016 11:50 PM

NH1 First Alert Weather: A Few Things You Should Know

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

Here are a few things you should know:

FALL FOLIAGE APPROACHING HIGH-PEAK COLOR. The best color is still in the North Country, but it's quickly working its way farther south! The sunny days and cool nights are proving to be optimal conditions for wonderful viewing for the leaf peepers. This weekend promises to be gorgeous with sunshine, frosty mornings and comfortable afternoons.

HURRICANE NICOLE COULD STRIKE BERMUDA

Category 1 Hurricane Nicole is quickly starting to strengthen and is on her way to becoming a Category 2 Hurricane or maybe even a weak Category 3 hurricane.

The Hurricane will be making a very close pass towards the island of Bermuda Thursday with winds in the center of the storm likely sustained winds just over 100 mph. This could be a tough storm for the island which will struggle to regain power once the storm passes.

ROUGH SURF SATURDAY

While Hurricane Nicole will be staying far south of New England, waves become a little rough this weekend thanks to wave spreading out from the storm and reaching our shores with a building swell and seas averaging 6-12 feet offshore. Rip currents will be possible. this weekend. It appears Saturday may have the bigger waves, and calming down a bit more by Sunday.

WARM OCTOBER PATTERN

Hurricane Nicole may prove to eventually become part of a blocking pattern in the North Atlantic helping to promotea developing upper level ridge in the eastern two thirds of the nation for the middle to-end of October. This should mean warmer than normal temperatures, not much in the way of cold air will be able to swing into the northeast for any prolonged time. While is won't necessarily have summer warmth along with it, we may be hanging in the 70's for a few days before the month is through. For October standards, with daylight decreasing with each passing day, any warmth is appreciated before the long cold season ahead!

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