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Thursday morning Tropics check (10/13/2016)

Thursday morning Tropics check (10/13/2016)
Posted at 5:51 AM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 02:53:58-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Hurricane Nicole has quickly strengthened from a Category 2 hurricane to a Category 4 storm. Maximum sustained winds in Nicole are at 130 mph, with gusts potentially up to 160 mph. The storm is quickly moving to the NNE, and it will impact Bermuda today into this evening. Whether or not the storm makes landfall over Bermuda, the impacts are forecast to be significant. Bermuda, while no stranger to hurricanes, doesn't see strong storms of this magnitude often, with the most recent encounter to a major hurricane being Fabian in 2003. 

No other threats exist in the Tropics.