MIAMI (AP) - South Florida can expect heavy rain and winds of up to 50 mph as a tropical depression approaches from the Caribbean.
The National Hurricane Center expects the depression to become Tropical Storm Nicole before reaching Florida sometime Wednesday. Center Director Bill Read says rainfall could reach eight inches in some spots.
He predicts that the winds will be between 40 and 50 mph and doesn't think it will come close to reaching hurricane wind speeds of 74 mph.
School districts are still deciding whether to cancel classes Wednesday. Bahia Honda, Curry Hammock and Long Key state parks in the Keys have been closed.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Keys, Florida Bay and from the Jupiter Inlet southward to East Cape Sable.