MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – We continue to track Nicole which made landfall along the east coast of Florida just south of Vero Beach around 2 AM Thursday morning. Maximum winds were at 75 mph at the time of landfall.

Nicole weakened quickly after landfall and is now a tropical storm as it moves over the Peninsula of Florida. A cold front is still expected to move through our area by Friday, which is forecast to turn Nicole sharply to the northeast. Given the current forecast, this front should spare us from direct impacts, but we are tracking the chance for some rain in our eastern counties, windy conditions and an increased risk for rip currents Thursday/Friday.