By: AP
By: AP

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Nicole has formed over Cuba after
soaking the country with downpours as a tropical depression.

The storm has maximum sustained winds Wednesday near 40 mph (65
kph) with little change in strength expected.

Tropical storm warnings and watches that had been in effect for
South Florida have been canceled.

Schools will remain open Wednesday in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm
Beach and Monroe counties, expect for one private school in

Palm Beach County School District spokesman Nat Harrington says
the winds will not prevent buses from running and "student and
staff safety will not be jeopardized" because of the weather.

In sports, the Florida Panthers canceled their preseason hockey
game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Tropical storm warnings remain in effect for the Cayman Islands, parts of Cuba and the northwestern and central Bahamas.

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