Summary: After making landfall overnight as a Category 1 Hurricane, the center of Nicholas is now located just southwest of Houston, and will bring tropical storm impacts while moving northeast along the Texas coastline, including storm surge, rainfall, and isolated tornadoes in the central Gulf Coast areas. The potential for major rainfall flooding will be the most widespread threat from Nicholas going forward, especially since this includes areas still recovering from Hurricane Ida in southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. Embargoes are still in place for much of the freight destined for coastal Louisiana including New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Advisories: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
Tropical Storm Warning
Tropical Storm conditions are occurring this morning from Matagorda, TX, to Cameron, LA, as well as some inland counties near the coast, including the Houston metro area.
- 39+mph winds
- 5-10 inches of rainfall
- Locally up to 20in
- 1-5ft storm surge along the coast
- Spreading into coastal LA this afternoon
Flash Flood Watch
Flash Flooding is possible throughout coastal TX into all of southern LA and far southern MS
- Including Houston, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans
Nicholas strengthened into the 6th hurricane of the season at 10 p.m. CDT Monday night. It made landfall just northeast of Matagorda Bay, Texas, about 3 hours later with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.
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