Nicole, which has the potential to become a Category 1 hurricane, strengthened from a subtropical storm into a tropical storm on Tuesday morning.
According to the National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory, Nicole was about 350 miles northeast of the northwestern Bahamas, and it was moving northwest at 9 mph with 50 mph sustained winds.
On the forecast track, Nicole will approach the east coast of Florida on Wednesday night. Broward County was under a tropical storm warning, hurricane watch, and storm surge watch.
A hurricane warning was in effect from Boca Raton to the Flagler/Volusia County Line in Florida, The Abacos, Berry Islands, Bimini, and Grand Bahama Island in the northwestern Bahamas.
A hurricane watch was in effect from the Flagler/Volusia County Line to Ponte Vedra Beach.
A tropical storm watch was in effect from Altamaha Sound to the Savannah River, and a tropical storm warning was in effect from Hallandale Beach to Boca Raton.
There was a storm surge warning in effect from North Palm Beach to Altamaha Sound, Georgia. There was a storm surge watch in effect from Hallandale Beach to the south of North Palm Beach.