Subtropical storm Nicole could hit Florida as a hurricane by midweek
Subtropical Storm Nicole, currently spinning about 500 miles east of the Bahamas, is forecast to intensify and strike Florida at or near hurricane intensity midweek.
Why it matters: The storm's intensity may be deceiving, as its large size is likely to make it a high-impact event with damaging coastal flooding, dangerous winds and heavy rainfall across a broad region.
Driving the news: The center of Subtropical Storm Nicole was located about 500 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas as of 11 am ET. It was moving northwest at 9 miles per hour....