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Nicole weakened to a tropical storm from being a Category 1 hurricane Thursday morning after making landfall near Vero Beach on Florida’s east coast.

Nicole’s center is expected to continue to move across central Florida this morning, possibly emerge over the far northeastern Gulf of Mexico this afternoon, and then moving across the Florida Panhandle and Georgia tonight and on Friday.

Additional weakening is forecast while Nicole moves over land during the next day or two, and the storm is likely to become a tropical depression over Georgia tonight or early Friday.

Nicole is forecast to weaken as it passes through Florida and the southeastern U.S. Thursday through Friday, and it will likely weaken to a post-tropical cyclone by Friday afternoon.

Expect 90% rain chances for Wednesday and Thursday and a 40% chance of rain on Veterans Day on Friday.

The forecast calls for a dry weekend, with highs in the low 80s Saturday and the low 70s on Sunday.