Good Morning !!
Tropical depression #16 has been upgraded to tropical storm Nicole and all watches/warnings for Florida have been as of the 11:00 AM advisory. The forecasted track has shifted east, away from Florida, and the center is no longer expected to make landfall in Florida.
The reason for the discontinuation of the watches/warnings is because the worst weather is currently located a couple hundred miles to the south and southeast of the center; therefore putting it over the Bahamas and not Florida. I believe that it was a bit premature for the NHC to discontinue at least the tropical storm watch for Florida. What if the track changes again?
No matter the forecasted track for Nicole, rain will be present over South Florida with periods of heavy rainfall and gusty winds at times.
Stay dry !!
Elsewhere in the Tropics:
Some models want to develop another tropical system in the Caribbean within the next few days with the leftover energy of Nicole. They also forecast this storm to take a similar track that Nicole has taken and possibly affect Florida. I will monitor this and give you the details tomorrow.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a meteorologist nor a professional; just a weather enthusiast. For the experts please go to: www.nhc.noaa.gov.