Nicole is slowly strengthening… and forecast to become a hurricane on Monday. The tropical storm is also expected to begin a slow northward movement soon.
At 5pm… the center of tropical storm Nicole is located around 560 miles south of Bermuda. Maximum sustained winds are around 65 mph. It is currently nearly stationary. The central pressure is 989 mb.
Look for Nicole to begin a slow northward motion soon… followed by a turn toward the north/northwest by Monday.
Also… gradual strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days… and Nicole is expected to become a hurricane on Monday.