Tropical Storm Nicole No Major Threat

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FLORIDA, United States, Wednesday October 5, 2016 – Tropical Storm Nicole will kick up rough surf and rip currents in Bermuda as it moves south of the island into the weekend.

Tropical Storm Nicole developed over the Atlantic Ocean, joining Hurricane Matthew, yesterday morning.

The storm, which has maximum sustained winds near 50 miles per hour, does not pose any immediate threat to land and will slowly churn over the open waters of the western Atlantic over the next few days. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. At 11 a.m., Tropical Storm Nicole was 520 miles south southeast of Bermuda and moving towards west northwestward at 8 miles per hour.

Nicole will track to the northwest over the next couple of days before slowing down and perhaps stalling south or southeast of Bermuda, according to AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski.

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As the storm moves to the northwest, it will enter an area of higher wind shear, which will create unfavorable conditions for further tropical development. Wind shear is the change in wind speed or direction with altitude.

As a result, Nicole may weaken into a tropical depression late this week or early this weekend. (Adapted from Accuweather.com)

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