Tropical Storm Nicole has strengthened, will remain in the Atlantic

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.



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.