Nicole strengthens into Category 3 hurricane

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MIAMI Hurricane Nicole has strengthened into a Category 3 storm with winds of 115 mph.

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

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

Hurricane Nicole Forecast (via NHC)