It’s not out of the question for Nicole to reach hurricane strength, especially given how warm the waters are in the vicinity of the Bahamas.National Hurricane Center senior hurricane specialist Robbie Berg. Subtropical Storm Nicole is projected to make landfall in the Bahamas, Florida, and the southeastern U.S. coast over the course of the week.
Overview: “It should be stressed, however, that no matter Nicole’s ultimate intensity, the storm’s large size will likely cause significant wind, storm surge and rainfall impacts over a large portion of the northwestern Bahamas, Florida, and the southeastern coast of the United States during much of the upcoming week,” said Berg.
Why It Matters: Nicole is the 14th named system of the 2022 hurricane season; though it is not yet a tropical system or hurricane, it will likely grow in size and severity as it builds in the Atlantic Ocean. It is expected to make landfall in Florida – which was heavily impacted by Hurricane Ian in September – by late Tuesday or Wednesday.
by Jenna Lee,