However, it should still be too far off Florida’s coast on Tuesday to impact voting on Election Day. Subtropical Storm Nicole developed in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, posing a threat to bring a protracted period of hazardous weather to areas of the Bahamas and the southeastern United States.
According to hurricane expert Phillippe Papin, Nicole could “possibly make landfall in Florida early on Thursday morning as a powerful tropical storm.”
According to Papin, Nicole won’t have any severe effects until Tuesday night or Wednesday, so voting operations tomorrow shouldn’t be significantly impacted.
“Unfortunately, this storm will be significant, and the north side will have an enormous wind field.
According to Papin, this will result in relatively large surf, a potentially deadly storm surge somewhere along Florida’s east coast, heavy rain, and perhaps strong winds over a considerable portion of the eastern Florida peninsula shore.
Forecasters have issued a tropical storm watch for the northwest Bahamas, which includes Andros Island, New Providence, Eleuthera, the Abacos Islands, the Berry Islands, Grand Bahama Island, and Bimini.
At 5 a.m., According to an alert from the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, the “sprawling” storm on Monday had maximum winds of 45 mph (75 km/h) and was located about 555 miles (895 kilometers) east of the northwest Bahamas.
Given how warm the waters are in the Bahamas, it’s not unlikely that Nicole will strengthen into a hurricane, according to the advisory.
It should be emphasized, though, that Nicole’s size will probably have a significant impact on wind, storm surge, and rainfall over a sizable portion of the northwest Bahamas, Florida, and the southeastern coast of the United States for much of the upcoming week, regardless of the storm’s final intensity.
Residents in Florida, the southern coast of the United States, and the central Bahamas were warned by forecasters to keep an eye on the storm’s development.
Heavy rainfall was predicted to fall throughout the northwest Bahamas from Tuesday through Thursday, impacting parts of Florida and other U.S. coastlines.