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Subtropical Storm Nicole Gains Strength, Tracks Further North, Higher Impact For Central Florida

Subtropical Storm Nicole continues to gain strength as its aims for impact in Central Florida.


The National Hurricane Center said Nicole is forecast to become a tropical storm Tuesday evening, and it's possible that Nicole could be a Category 1 storm as it makes landfall in Brevard County sometime Wednesday evening into Thursday morning.


Overnight Nicole shifted furthe north with higher impacts possible, meaning that ther is now a higher likelihood that Nicole moves right into our coast tomorrow night as a hurricane.


Subtropical Storm Nicole Gains Strength, Tracks Further North, Higher Impact For Central Florida

Today, Tuesday will be windy and there will be some fast-moving showers in Central Florida.


Impacts from Nicole are expected to ramp up, with the storms center expected to move across central and northern Florida, bringing rain to Central Florida through the day on Wednesday and Thursday and eventually late Friday.


Gov. Ron DeSantis had already issued a state of emergency l for 34 of the state’s 67 counties ahead of the storm’s arrival later this week.


Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties are all listed in the state of emergency.


In addition, a Tropical Storm Warning is in place for much of Central Florida with Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando Resorts all affected.

The Tropical Storm Warning upgrading the earlier Tropical Storm Watch advisory.


Subtropical Storm Nicole Gains Strength, Tracks Further North, Higher Impact For Central Florida

The main threat from Nicole is coastal erosion on the East Coast, and for inland Central Florida, heavy rain and flooding are the main threat..


Right now forecasts show Nicole taking on tropical characteristics and either reaching hurricane strength or getting close to it as it makes landfall Wednesday into Thursday.


Much of Florida is still cleaning up from Hurricane Ian, and Nicole could bring more storm surge, heavy rain and dangerous winds to the state.


Ahead of the storm Walt Disney World has announced that it will be closing some of its resort properties over the coming days due to the arrival of Subtropical Storm Nicole in the Central Florida area.


Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will all be closed Wednesday, November 9 through Friday, November 11.


Walt Disney World has announced that it will be closing some of its resort properties over the coming days due to the arrival of Subtropical Storm Nicole in the Central Florida area.  Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will all be closed Wednesday, November 9 through Friday, November 11.  Disney is contacting Guests with current and upcoming reservations impacted by this change.  In addition, performances of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue have been cancelled for Wednesday, November 9 through Friday, November 11.

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