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Robert Minier at the Veterans Memorial Grove in Old Lycoming Township on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Minier, who volunteers at the grove, was raking leaves to clear the grove for visitors for Veterans Day. DAVE KENNEDY/Sun Gazette

Anticipating the calm before the storm, some Veterans Day events originally scheduled for Friday have been moved up a day due to the expected landfall of the remnants of Hurricane Nicole. The system is expected to bring 2 to 2.5 inches of rain to the area on Friday.

Nicole is expected to hit the Florida coast as a hurricane later today. The remains will then travel up the East Coast, through North Carolina, Virginia and eventually Pennsylvania.

“It’s not necessarily the traffic center itself, that’s the only thing we have to worry about, but there’s also the rain which is supposed to develop in front of it,” he added. according to Michael Colbert, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at State College.

“The remnants of Nicole will join with a non-tropical storm, a cold front to the west. The two will work together to create a large rain shield moving into Pennsylvania beginning Thursday night, but especially Friday night into Friday night. », Colbert said.

Rain is expected to start later tonight with the heaviest amount falling during the day and into Friday night. There is also the possibility of isolated areas of flooding.

Robert Minier talks about his clean-up plans and new additions to exhibits at the Veterans Memorial Grove in Old Lycoming Township on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Minier, who volunteers at the grove, was raking leaves to clean up the grove for visitors for the Veterans Day. DAVE KENNEDY/Sun Gazette

“The good thing is that we’ve been pretty dry the past few months. We start with rivers, streams and streams that are low to start with, so that will help us, Colbert said.

“But, with a wide range of a few centimeters of rain and locally higher amounts falling within a 12 to 24 hour window, this will likely lead to minor localized flooding, especially in areas with poor drainage issues. “, he added.

Leaves fallen from trees and raked up to the sidewalk can also increase the risk of surface flooding.

“Leaves are falling off the trees and those leaves could clog storm drains. With that in mind, there could be some localized flooding, but we don’t expect anything major or widespread,” Colbert said.

Due to heavy rainfall expected on Friday, the Veterans Day ceremony that was scheduled for Montoursville Cemetery has been cancelled.

The ceremony at Veterans’ Grove Memorial, on Lycoming Creek Road and West Cottage Avenue in Old Lycoming Township will take place, but has been moved to today at 5:30 p.m.

During the ceremony, the six luminous points, which represent the six branches of the army, will be lit, specified Robert Minier, volunteer at the memorial.

The lighting also kicks off a fundraiser for the sale of Christmas decorations, with proceeds from the sale going to Wilkes-Barre VA Hospital. Minier hopes to get the donations to the VA before Christmas.

Take advantage of the weather today as it should be cloudy with sunny spells pushing the temperature up to around 60, Colbert said.

Tonight is expected to be mostly dry, but it is possible that some rain will start falling in the area after 1:00 a.m. The heaviest rain will begin after sunrise on Friday. Although it won’t rain all the time, there will be intermittent spells of rain through Friday night, Colbert said.

The weekend promises to be drier, with an alternation of sun and clouds on Saturday. There will be a breeze as the cold air begins to enter. Winds from the west on Saturday will be around 15 mph with gusts of 25 mph.

Cold air arrives with highs in the 50s and overnight lows in the mid 30s.

Fall returns on Sunday with highs in the mid-40s.

It’s a much colder Sunday afternoon with temperatures near or slightly below average for this time of year, Colbert said.

While it may seem a bit late for a tropical storm to pass through the region, Colbert noted that the Atlantic Basin tropical system ends on Nov. 30.

“We are still in this tropical season. This is the time of year when these begin to calm down. It’s about to end, but not unprecedented,” he said.

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