Nicole strengthens, threatens Bahamas and Florida coastline

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The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) – Subtropical Storm Nicole began strengthening and transitioning into a tropical storm as it churns toward the northwestern Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coastline.

Jack Bevin, a senior forecaster at the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, says Nicole could become a “full-blown tropical storm” later Tuesday.

A range of warnings and watches remain in place throughout the region. Nicole is expected to cross the Bahamas starting later Tuesday and strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall in Florida on Wednesday night or Thursday.

Many areas are still reeling from damage caused by Hurricane Ian, which struck in late September.

The hurricane center says Nicole’s exact path remains uncertain.

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11/8/2022 8:10:24 AM (GMT -6:00)

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