Tropical Storm Nicole
Note: Do not focus on the exact track. Impacts can occur well outside the area enclosed by the cone.
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Situation Overview (As of 11/8/22)
The center of Tropical Storm Nicole is located about 450 miles to the east of West Palm Beach. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, and Nicole is moving westward at around 9 mph.
Nicole is forecast to gradually strengthen to near Category 1 Hurricane intensity by Wednesday evening as it approaches the east central and southeast FL coast.
A hurricane watch is in effect for the Flagler and St Johns County coast, and a storm surge warning and a tropical storm warning is posted all along the coast with a tropical storm watch between I-95 and Highway 301, including inland Duval, Trout River, South Central Duval, inland Nassau, Clay, Bradford, Putnam, Marion, Alachua, and Gilchrist counties.
Storm Surge Warnings and Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect along the St. Johns River.
Nicole will turn west-southwestward tonight and early Wednesday and then gradually west to west-northwestward as the cyclone approaches the coast.
Strong northeasterly winds have begun well in advance of Nicole. Tide levels will continue to increase, with moderate flooding possible toward noon on Wednesday and then potentially major coastal flooding around times of high tide from early Thursday afternoon through the predawn hours on Friday.
Destructive Beach Erosion is expected, with Breakers around 10 feet expected at the beaches from late Wednesday through Thursday night.
Heavy rainfall is possible Wednesday evening through early Friday.
Isolated tornadoes are possible from Wednesday night through Thursday evening.