September 29th, 2010
11:10 AM ET

Tropical Storm Nicole forms, will bring heavy rain

This National Hurricane Center map shows the projected path of Tropical Storm Nicole.

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.


soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. PCola Vet

    Surfs up. Woo Hoo!!!!

    September 29, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.

    after all this rain should be good mushroom picking

    September 29, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Lisa baby

    Its time to stock up on munchies and play hookie while the storm rages with those 40+mph winds! i lived in palm beach for 18 years and during david people were out in the storm playing in the flooded streets also was there for andrew's horrific onslaught

    September 29, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. meesa

    The rain is God crying because Florida is icky.

    September 30, 2010 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |