Nicole shed its subtropical status on Tuesday, becoming a tropical storm expected to reach hurricane strength on a path towards the east coast of Florida, parts of which are now under a hurricane warning.
As of 10am, Nicole was about 460 miles east of West Palm Beach, moving west at 9 miles per hour with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour.
There is no current threat to Louisiana from Nicole.
Here are the key messages from the National Hurricane Center as of Tuesday morning:
The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30.