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Tropical Storm Nicole 1:00 p.m. update


As of the 1 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Nicole is continuing to move west towards the Northwestern Bahamas at 12 mph.
Currently, Nicole has maximum sustained winds as near 70 mph but is expected to strengthen to Category 1 hurricane later on today.
Nicole is expected to remain a hurricane when it reaches the east coast of Florida tonight and weaken as it moves across the southeastern United States Thursday through Friday.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* The Abacos, Berry Islands, and Grand Bahama Island in the
northwestern Bahamas
* Boca Raton to Flagler/Volusia County Line Florida
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Hallandale Beach to Boca Raton Florida
* Lake Okeechobee

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Bimini in the northwestern Bahamas
* Hallandale Beach Florida to Boca Raton Florida
* Flagler/Volusia County Line Florida to South Santee River South
* North of Bonita Beach to Indian Pass Florida
* Lake Okeechobee

Nicole is expected is also expected to bring lots of rain to the area.
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
* North Palm Beach Florida to Altamaha Sound Georgia
* Mouth of the St. Johns River to Georgetown Florida
* Anclote River Florida to Ochlockonee River Florida
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
* Ochlockonee River to Indian Pass Florida
* South of North Palm Beach to Hallandale Beach Florida
* Altamaha Sound Georgia to South Santee River South Carolina