Tropical Storm watches have been posted for portions of Central Florida
The NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center has just issued Tropical Storm watches for portions of Central Florida due to Subtropical Storm Nicole.
Here is the most recent update:
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Nicole was about 495 miles (795 km) east of the northwestern Bahamas. The storm is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). This motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected later today. A turn westward or west-southwestward is then forecast for Tuesday through early Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of 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.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next few days. Nicole is forecast to be at hurricane intensity by Wednesday or Wednesday night while it is moving near or over the northwestern Bahamas. Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 275 miles (445 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).
As you can see Tropical Storm watches have been issued for parts of Central Florida with more expected as Nicole gets closer to the state.
If you have a trip planned for Disney World, especially those going to the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party you will want to keep an eye on the weather as flights might get delayed and the theme parks might shut down once again.
Stay tuned to Chip and Company for more details.
For more information, please visit: hurricanes.gov/#Nicole
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