Statesboro under Tropical Storm Warning ahead of Hurricane Nicole

Morgan Bridges and Joshua Ryans, Editor and Correspondent

This warning emphasizes the possibility of tropical storm winds and rain through Thursday morning. 

What’s new: These tropical winds entail NE gusts of 28 to 40 miles per hour with coastal waves of 2 to 3 feet, per The Weather Channel.

Why it matters:  GS Communications sent an email Wednesday evening explaining that classes should not be affected by Thursday’s and Friday’s possible storm conditions.

  • “Georgia Southern University administrators are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nicole and weather conditions for the areas in which our campuses are located,” said the email. 
  • The center of Nicole is expected to approach the east coast of Florida within the hurricane warning area tonight or early Thursday.,” said the same email. “Nicole’s center is then expected to weaken and move across central and northern Florida into southern Georgia Thursday and Thursday night.
  • “Based on current projections, the university does not expect to alter any operations or schedules this week.” said the GS Communications email.

Hurricane Nicole’s impact is not expected to be as strong as Hurricane Ian’s, but will still bring heavy rain and wind to the Southeast.