Nicole strengthens into Category 3 hurricane

Posted at 8:57 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 20:57:07-04

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Hurricane Nicole has strengthened into a Category 3 storm with winds of 115 mph (185 kph).

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Nicole was about 210 miles (335 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda on Wednesday evening and was moving north-northeast at 10 mph (17 kph).

Forecasters expect Nicole to pick up speed and pass near or over Bermuda on Thursday. A hurricane warning has been issued for the island.