Nicole moving northward and becoming better organized.
At 8am, the center of Tropical Storm Nicole was about 365 miles south southwest of Bermuda. Latitude 27.2 north, Longitude 66.0 west.
Nicole is moving toward the north northwest near 5 mph, and a turn toward the north and an increase in forward speed expected on Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Nicole is expected to become a hurricane today. A Hurricane Watch and a Tropical Storm warning are in effect for Bermuda. A Hurricane Warning will likely be issued for Bermuda later today.