As of 10PM Nicole is slowly becoming better organized and is still expected to directly impact Florida’s east coast. With this advisory, a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for a large part of the Florida east coast, including Broward county. The Hurricane Watch remains in effect.
Winds remain at 45 mph and the minimum pressure is 998 mb. Strengthening is expected tomorrow. There is little change to the forecasted track and intensity with this advisory.
For Broward and Palm Beach counties, the timeline remains with the approach of Nicole on Wednesday with increasing winds and more frequent rain. Wednesday night and early Thursday morning will be the peak of the conditions, then slow clearing Thursday afternoon and into the evening. This is still fluid and may change.
The latest satellite image is above, and this evening’s models are below.
I will Tweet the latest information tomorrow as Nicole transitions into a tropical system and the latest development with the storm.