Subtropical Storm Nicole begins to strengthen

Subtropical Storm Nicole, which has the potential to become a Category 1 hurricane, was strengthening into a tropical storm on Tuesday morning.

On the forecast track, Nicole will approach the east coast of Florida on Wednesday night. Tropical storm conditions are expected by Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

According to the National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory, Nicole was about 385 miles northeast of the northwestern Bahamas, and it was moving northwest at 8 mph with 50 mph sustained winds.

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Hallandale Beach to Altamaha Sound, Georgia.

A hurricane watch is in effect from Hallandale

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