State of emergency for Florida counties ahead of Nicole

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HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. HOWEVER, HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR LAKE OKEECHOBEE. SO THAT COULD BE A LITTLE BIT CONFUSING. BUT YOU SEE IT THERE, COLORED IN PURPLE. BUT THE COUNTY, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, COVERED IN YELLOW THERE FOR A TROPICAL STORM WATCH, WHICH MEANS TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS. COMPUTER MODELS IN PRETTY GOOD AGREEMENT ABOUT NICOLE THAT IT’S GOING TO MAKE A TURN OVER TO THE WEST AS WE GET TO WEDNESDAY AND MOVE IN ALONG THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA LATE WEDNESDAY AND EARLY THURSDAY, AS MOST LIKELY AT THIS POINT, A STRONG TROPICAL STORM. BUT A FEW COMPUTER MODELS DO HAVE IT, INCREASING IT STRAIGHT TO A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE JUST BEFORE LANDFALL, WHICH IS WHY THAT IS IN THE OFFICIAL TRACK FOR SUBTROPICAL STORM NICOLE BECOMING FULLY TROPICAL. SO YOU’LL SEE THIS NAME CHANGE INTO TROPICAL STORM NICOLE AS WE GET TO MIDWEEK HERE, ESPECIALLY ON WEDNESDAY AS WINDS GET UP TO 70 MILES PER HOUR, THEN RIGHT HERE AS IT MOVES IN BETWEEN THE BAHAMAS AND THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA, POSSIBLY BECOMING A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE BEFORE LOSING STRENGTH BACK TO A TROPICAL STORM AND THEN CURVING AROUND OFF TO THE NORTHEAST AS WE GET INTO THE WEEKEND. SO FOR TODAY, WE’RE LOOKING AT JUST A FEW FAST MOVING SHOWERS. THE STORM IS STILL TOO FAR AWAY TO REALLY HAVE ANY IMPACT ON US WINDS BEGIN TO PICK UP AS THE STORM GETS CLOSER. NOT DIRECTLY FROM THE STORM, BUT BECAUSE OF THE CHANGE IN PRESSURE AS THE STORM GETS CLOSER. SO WE’LL SEE WINDS PICK UP QUITE A BIT ON TUESDAY, 40% CHANCE FOR RAIN AND THEN WE’VE CALLED FIRST WARNING WEATHER DAYS FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AS NICOLE GETS CLOSER AND THEN MOVES IN POTENTIALLY TO THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA WITH THE HIGH CHANCES FOR RAIN, HEAVY WINDS, BIG, BIG SURF, THE POTENTIAL FOR A 20 FOOT WAVES MOVING IN ALONG THE COAST AS WE GET TO LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY, CONDITIONS BEGIN TO CALM DOWN QUICKLY, LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY AS NICOLE MOVES AWAY AND MOVES UP TO THE NORTH AND THEN A STRONG COLD FRONT ON THE WAY FOR LATE SATURDAY, EARLY SUNDAY, KNOCKING DOWN OUR TEMPERATURES AND PAVING THE WAY FOR A BEAUTIFUL SECOND HALF OF THE WEEKEND. THAT’S A QUICK LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST. WE’LL HAVE ANOTHER UPDATE COMING UP AT THE TOP OF THE NEXT HOUR. WPBF 25. FIRST WARNING WEATHER, SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY HOW T

Gov. DeSantis issues state of emergency for counties in our area ahead of Nicole

34 counties included in executive order

Video above: The latest forecast from WPBF First Warning Weather meteorologistsGov. Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency for 34 counties in Florida Monday, including all of the counties in our area.The executive order has been issued in order to help communities, businesses and families prepare and gather necessary resources.Informational: 2022 WPBF 25 First Warning Weather Hurricane Survival Guide“While this storm does not, at this time, appear that it will become much stronger, I urge all Floridians to be prepared and to listen to announcements from local emergency management officials,” DeSantis said. “We will continue to monitor the trajectory and strength of this storm as it moves towards Florida.”Counties under the order include:Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter and VolusiaFloridians should prepare for storms by making a plan, knowing if they are in an evacuation zone, having multiple ways to receive weather alerts and keeping gas tanks at least half-full.Stay updated on the latest weather updates with the WPBF 25 News app. You can download it here.

Video above: The latest forecast from WPBF First Warning Weather meteorologists

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency for 34 counties in Florida Monday, including all of the counties in our area.

The executive order has been issued in order to help communities, businesses and families prepare and gather necessary resources.

Informational: 2022 WPBF 25 First Warning Weather Hurricane Survival Guide

“While this storm does not, at this time, appear that it will become much stronger, I urge all Floridians to be prepared and to listen to announcements from local emergency management officials,” DeSantis said. “We will continue to monitor the trajectory and strength of this storm as it moves towards Florida.”

Counties under the order include:

  • Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, DeSoto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia

Floridians should prepare for storms by making a plan, knowing if they are in an evacuation zone, having multiple ways to receive weather alerts and keeping gas tanks at least half-full.

Stay updated on the latest weather updates with the WPBF 25 News app. You can download it here.

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