As of 10 am, Nicole has now transitioned into a Tropical Storm and a Hurricane Warning has been issued for portions of the East coast of Florida.
Watches and Warnings:
Hurricane Warning from Boca Raton to the Flagler/Volusia County line.
Hurricane Watch from Flagler/Volusia County line to Ponte Vedra Beach.
Tropical Storm Warning for Palm Beach and Broward counties, as well as Lake Okeechobee.
Storm Surge Warning for Northern Palm Beach County.
Hurricane Watch for Palm Beach and Broward counties, as well as the Lake region.
Storm Surge Watch for Southern Palm Beach and Broward counties.
Tropical Storm Watch for Miami-Dade, Hendry, and Glades counties.
Coastal Flood Advisory for Miami-Dade County.
The confidence is increasing in South Florida impacts and a life-threatening storm surge is possible along portions of Palm Beach and Broward counties Wednesday-Thursday.
Around Biscayne Bay we could see a 1 to 2 foot storm surge and then you add the extra high, high tides… the coastal flooding worry will be present.
Tropical Storm force winds (39+mph) possible for much of Southeastern Florida starting Wednesday morning. However, hHigh seas and rough surf expected ahead of Nicole starting today.
In terms of rain, heavy rainfall likely with an isolated tornado from Wednesday and Thursday. Highest totals will be along coastal communities.
Meteorologist, AMS Certified
WSVN Channel 7