TRACKING: Nicole, upgraded to hurricane, to make Florida landfall

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  • Hurricane Nicole will make landfall Wednesday night along the east coast of Florida.

  • The storm has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and is moving west at 12 mph

  • The storm will cross the Florida peninsula then north into Georgia and the Carolinas, passing over the mountains.

  • This will be a storm that will last about 24 hours.

  • It will start to rain late Thursday afternoon with steadier showers and possible thunderstorms later that night.

  • Highs on Thursday will be in the low-60s and on Friday, in the low-70s.

  • Charlotte is expected to see about 1 inch of rain. East of Mecklenburg County, totals could be between 1 and 2 inches.

  • The mountains will see more rain, about 2 to 4 inches.

  • Localized flooding is the highest risk.

  • Quick spin-up tornadoes are possible to the west, with that risk peaking during mid-morning Friday into the afternoon.

  • Conditions will immediately clear up for the weekend with high temperatures on Saturday in the upper-60s.

  • Sunday’s high will be in the low-50s.

  • Lows on Sunday night will dip to around 33 degrees.

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