Maximum sustained wind speeds for Tropical Storm Nicole decreased to 60 miles per hour, and gusts increased as the center of the storm moved closer to Orlando in central Florida, according to the National Weather Service.
“Further weakening is forecast while Nicole moves land over the next day or two, and the storm is likely to turn into a tropical storm in Georgia tonight or early Friday,” the National Weather Service said. “Nicole is expected to rendezvous with the frontal boundary over the mid-Atlantic of the United States by Friday night.”
A tropical storm warning has been canceled for Florida’s east coast, south of Jupiter.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect from Jupiter, Florida to the South Santee River, South Carolina. North of Bonita Beach to Indian Pass, Florida. and Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Storm surge warnings are in effect from Jupiter Inlet, Florida to Altamaha Sound, Georgia. From the mouth of the St. Johns River to Georgetown, Florida. From the Ankhrot River to the Okroconee River in Florida. A storm surge warning is in effect for the Ocroconee River and Indian Pass, Florida. From Altamaha Sound in Georgia to the South Santee River in South Carolina, according to the National Weather Service.