Nicole downgraded to a tropical depression

Tropical Storm Nicole over the Big Bend
Tropical Storm Nicole over the Big Bend(WCTV)
Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 12:54 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2022 at 10:00 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - 10:00 p.m. Thursday: The National Hurricane Center downgraded Nicole to a tropical depression.

As of the 10:00 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Depression Nicole had sustained winds of 35 mph and was moving towards the NW at 15 mph.

All tropical storm and storm surge warnings have been discontinued.

This will be the last update to this blog. Here is the latest forecast track:

The latest advisory from the NHC for Tropical Depression Nicole
The latest advisory from the NHC for Tropical Depression Nicole(WCTV)

7:00 p.m. Thursday: As of the 7:00 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Nicole had sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving towards the NW at 15 mph.

Here is the latest forecast track and advisory:

The latest forecast advisory from the NHC for Tropical Storm Nicole
The latest forecast advisory from the NHC for Tropical Storm Nicole(WCTV)

4:30 p.m. Thursday: Tropical storm Nicole will continue to dump periods of moderate to heavy rainfall and bring gusty winds into the Big Bend and South Georgia this evening.

As of the 4:00 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Nicole had sustained winds of 45 mph and was moving towards the NW at 15 mph.

Chief Meteorologist Mike McCall has laid out what we can expect from Nicole over the next 24 hours:

Nicole's local impacts to the Big Bend and South Georgia
Nicole's local impacts to the Big Bend and South Georgia(WCTV)

1:00 p.m. Thursday: Tropical Storm Nicole is moving offshore near Cedar Key.

As of the 1:00 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Nicole had sustained winds of 45 mph and was moving towards the NW at 15 mph.

A second landfall is anticipated in the Big Bend later this evening. Here is the latest forecast track:

The latest advisory from the NHC for Tropical Storm Nicole
The latest advisory from the NHC for Tropical Storm Nicole(WCTV)

10:00 a.m. Thursday: As of the 10:00 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Nicole had sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving towards the WNW at 16 mph.

The outer rain bands are making their way into our area from the south and east. Periods of heavy rains like these are what can be expected throughout the day, with a bit more intensity later this afternoon.

Here is the latest forecast track:

The latest forecast advisory from the NHC for Tropical Storm Nicole
The latest forecast advisory from the NHC for Tropical Storm Nicole(WCTV)

7:00 a.m. Thursday: As of the 7:00 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Nicole had sustained winds of 60 mph and was moving towards the WNW at 14 mph.

Conditions in our area will gradually worsen throughout the day. Folks in the eastern Big Bend will be seeing some rain early this morning, while folks near the tri-state area may not see any rain until the lunch hour.

Here is the latest forecast track:

The latest advisory from the NHC for Tropical Storm Nicole
The latest advisory from the NHC for Tropical Storm Nicole(WCTV)

10:00 p.m. Wednesday: As of the 10:00 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Nicole has sustained winds of 75 mph and is moving towards the WNW at 13 mph.

Nearly all of the WCTV viewing area is under a tropical storm warning, meaning that tropical storm conditions are expected.

Hurricane Nicole will make landfall along the Treasure Coast of Florida overnight tonight. From there, it will weaken as it crosses the peninsula before arriving to the Big Bend Thursday afternoon as a low-end tropical storm.

Here is the latest forecast track and expected impacts to the Big Bend and South Georgia:

The latest advisory from the NHC for Hurricane Nicole
The latest advisory from the NHC for Hurricane Nicole(WCTV)
Hurricane Nicole's local impacts
Hurricane Nicole's local impacts(WCTV)

6:00 p.m. Wednesday: As of the 6:00 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Nicole has been upgraded to a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph. Nicole is traveling towards the west at 13 mph.

Nicole is forecast to make landfall along the east coast of Florida overnight tonight. Here is the latest forecast graphic:

The latest advisory for Hurricane Nicole from the National Hurricane Center
The latest advisory for Hurricane Nicole from the National Hurricane Center(WCTV)

4:00 p.m. Wednesday: As of the 4:00 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Nicole has sustained winds of 70 mph and is heading towards the west at 13 mph.

Nicole is still forecast to become a category 1 hurricane by the time is makes landfall tonight along the east coast of Florida. Here is the latest forecast track:

The latest advisory for Tropical Storm Nicole from the National Hurricane Center
The latest advisory for Tropical Storm Nicole from the National Hurricane Center(WCTV)

Nicole made its first landfall on Great Abaco Island in the northwestern Bahamas at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

As of the 1:00 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Nicole has sustained winds of 70 mph and is heading towards the west at 12 mph.

The current forecast track brings Nicole as a hurricane into the east coast of Florida sometime Wednesday night. Nicole is then forecast to track across the peninsula, eventually making a second landfall in the Big Bend as a tropical storm. Here is the latest forecast track:

The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center for Tropical Storm Nicole
The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center for Tropical Storm Nicole(WCTV)

The Big Bend and portions of South Georgia are currently under a Tropical Storm Warning. This means that tropical storm-force winds are expected within the area within the next 36 hours.

Current storm surge projections range from 2-4 ft between Indian Pass and the Ochlockonee River, and 3-5 ft between the Ochlockonee River and the Anclote River. As of 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, there are no mandatory or voluntary evacuations in place along the coast of the Big Bend.

Stay up-to-date on the latest information on Nicole by following along online and on-air. Download the WCTV First Alert Weather App for the latest advisories, watches, and warnings in your area.