Tropical Depression 16 has strengthened and formed Tropical Storm Nicole with maximum winds of 40 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
However, the track for Nicole has shifted to the east, and the tropical storm warnings and watches have been discontinued for Florida. Futhermore, the National Hurricane Center does not forecast Nicole to be a tropical storm past Thursday morning.
Heavy rain is still expected to affect the southeast coast beginning Thursday and through the weekend.
Five to 10 inches of rain are expected for the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Cuba, and isolated amounts of 20 inches are possible in higher elevations in Cuba and Jamaica. The rains could produce "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides," forecasters said.
Four to nine inches are possible over parts of southern Florida and the Bahamas.