Tropical Storm Nicole has strengthened, will remain in the Atlantic

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Tropical Storm Nicole has strengthened as it lingers south of Bermuda.

Nicole is about 350 miles south of Bermuda and moving NNW at 5 mph.

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This general motion should continue today. A turn toward the north and an increase in forward speed is expected tonight, followed by a northeast turn on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts.

Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Nicole is expected to become a hurricane later today or tonight.

Nicole will impact Bermuda on Thursday.

As of now, Nicole is not expected to make landfall in the U.S.