Tropical Storm Nicholas expected to make Texas landfall Tuesday

Published 12:01 pm Sunday, September 12, 2021

Tropical Storm Nicholas is forecast to make landfall on the middle Texas coast Tuesday.

However, if it stays out over the Gulf longer, it could become a hurricane and make landfall on the upper Texas or southwest Louisiana coast on Wednesday.

“Regardless of development, we are expecting 5 to 10 inches of rain, with local areas seeing as much as 15 to 25 inches,” Warning Coordination Meteorologist Roger Erickson said.

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“Expect to see street flooding during periods of heavy rain, and possibly enter homes and businesses.”

Tides will run 1 to 2 feet above normal. During high tide, minor coastal flooding is expected.

Winds will be gusty Tuesday and Wednesday, which could blow some tree limbs down and cause a few power outages.