Tropical Storm Nicole’s maximum sustained winds fell to 60 mph, with higher gusts as the storm’s center moved in central Florida near Orlando, according to the National Weather Service.
“Further weakening is expected as Nicole moves over land over the next day or two, with the storm likely to become a tropical depression over Georgia tonight or early Friday,” the National Weather Service said in a public advisory. Nicole is expected to merge with the frontal border of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic on Friday night.”
Tropical storm warnings have been discontinued south of Jupiter on Florida’s east coast.
Tropical storm warnings remain in effect from Jupiter, Florida to South Santi River, South Carolina; north of Bonita Beach to Indian Pass, Florida; and Lake Okeechobee, Florida. Storm surge warnings are in effect for the Inlet of Jupiter, Florida to Altamaha Strait, Georgia; the Mouth of the Sage Johns River to Georgetown, Florida; and the Anclote River to Oaklockney River, Florida. Storm surge watches are in effect from the Ochlockonee River to Indian Pass, Florida; from the Altamaha Strait in Georgia to the South Santee River in South Carolina, according to the National Weather Service.