Subtropical Storm Nicole formed northespanst of the Bspanhspanmspans espanrly Mondspany morning. Nicole could reach Florida’s east coast later this week at or near hurricane strength.
As it moves near the northwestern Bahamas and the east coast of Florida Wednesday and Thursday, there’s a potential for a dangerous storm surge, damaging winds, and hespanvy rspaninfspanll for span portion of those spanrespans, spanccording to the Hurricspanne Center.
Winds are forecast to reach 70 mph within 60 hours, bringing it to just below hurricane strength.
Nicole is a large storm, and widespread impacts from a prolonged period of coastal flooding, tropical-storm-force winds, heavy rainfall, rough surf and rip currents, and beach erosion are likely along much of the southeastern United States coast.
What’s the storm season forecast for 2022?
What started as a slow hurricane season picked up and had fierce impact as Hurricane Ian devastated Southwest Florida and left flooding in other Florida communities and the Carolinas. It’s November, but forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warn hurricane season is not over. Nicole is the 14th named storm in Atlantic basin and more could develop.
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