According to the National Hurricane Center Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to make landfall Monday evening on Texas’ Gulf Coast.
Nicholas continued northward at a speed 14 mph as he hugged the Texas coast and packed maximum sustained winds 60 mph.
The National Hurricane CenterNicholas’ projects will continue to move north, eventually making landfall in the Texas coast area between Galveston & Corpus Christi on Monday evening or Tuesday.
According to the agency, certain areas of the state’s coast could see “hurricane” conditions from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. NOAA has issued hurricane watchesThese are the areas where landings are likely to occur.
According to NHC, Nicholas will produce a “lifethreatening” storm surge that could flood the coastal areas between Port Aransas (or San Luis Pass)
Nicholas will likely turn northeast once he arrives on the shore, following the coastline curve. The storm could bring heavy rainfall to the Houston area before moving to Louisiana — a state devastated by Hurricane Ida just weeks ago.
Greg Abbott, Texas Governor, stated Sunday that Texas had begun to mobilize resources in preparation for the storm.
Abbott stated in a Twitter video that “This is a storm which could bring heavy rain and wind to many regions along the Gulf Coast.” We urge you to pay attention to weather warnings, and to heed warnings from local officials.