According to National Hurricane Center forecasts Tropical Storm Nicholas could reach the Gulf Coast of Texas on Monday evening.
Nicholas continued its northward journey at 14 mph as of Monday morning CT, hugging the coastlines of Texas and Mexico, while maintaining maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour.
The National Hurricane CenterNicholas’ projects will continue to move northward, eventually reaching the coast of Texas between Galveston and Corpus Christi Monday night or Tuesday morning.
According to NOAA, certain areas of the state’s coast could be subject to “hurricane conditions” starting Monday afternoon and lasting into Tuesday morning. NOAA has issued hurricane watchesFor the projected areas of landfall.
According to NHC, Nicholas could bring “life-threatening” storm surge to coastal areas between Port Aransas (or San Luis Pass).
Nicholas will likely head northeast once he reaches landfall. He will follow the coast bend. The storm could bring heavy rainfall to the Houston area before moving into Louisiana — a state that was devastated by Hurricane Ida just weeks ago.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Governor, stated Sunday that Texas had begun “mobilizing resources”, in preparation for the storm.
Abbott posted a Twitter video saying that “this storm could leave heavy rainfall, winds and possibly flooding in various regions along the Gulf Coast.” “We encourage you to pay attention to weather warnings and to heed any local warnings issued by local officials.
Tropical Storm Nicholas could bring heavy rain, wind, and possible flooding to several regions along the Gulf Coast.
On Saturday, the state mobilized resources to support local officials.
Be sure to listen to the warnings of local officials.
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— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 13, 2021