Subtropical Storm Nicole formed Monday morning and is expected to impact Florida over the coming days, bringing concerns over flooding in and around Central Florida.
According to the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Nicole is located 555 miles east of the Bahamas and has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, moving north-northwest at 14 miles per hour. Central Florida is in the cone of uncertainty.
The National Hurricane Center said Nicole will approach the northwestern Bahamas on Tuesday, move near or over those islands on Wednesday, and approach the east coast of Florida by Wednesday night. The worst weather is forecast to arrive Wednesday evening into Thursday.
Nicole is also raising concerns over flooding in parts of inland Central Florida.
Regardless of development, the risk continues to increase for a prolonged period of coastal flooding, tropical-storm-force winds, heavy rainfall, rough surf and rip currents, and beach erosion along the southeastern United States coast, the Florida east coast, and portions of the central and northwestern Bahamas during much of the