TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Nicole, now a tropical storm, is battering Florida with strong winds and heavy rain as it moves across the state Thursday morning.

The storm made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane just south of Vero Beach, and but quickly weakened to a tropical storm with 70 mph winds.

Tampa Bay remains under a tropical storm warning as of 4 a.m. ET Thursday.

WFLA Now’s J.B. Biunno and meteorologist Eric Stone will provide online coverage of the storm until 12 p.m. ET to answer questions and keep you informed on the impacts we’re seeing in the Tampa Bay area.

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