Hurricane Nicholas dumps rain on Texas Coast
The system is expected to fall to depression strength this afternoon
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Tropical Storm Nicholas became Hurricane Nicholas late Monday night. The hurricane is moving onshore and dumping rain on Galveston and Houston. Maximum winds are blowing at 75 mph. Several inches of rain are likely along the Texas coast and Louisiana as well. Nicholas will deteriorate quickly once over land, becoming a post-tropical/remnant low before it crosses the Mississippi River. We may see the remnants of Nicholas ride along a cold front that is expected to arrive here in the East later this week.
The National Hurricane Center is watching for possible tropical development over the Southwestern Atlantic later this week. The area is given a 50% chance for a tropical depression to form within the next 5 days. We need to watch this area closely this week as it will move close to our coastline by Thursday and Friday. Odette is the next name on the list of tropical storm and hurricane names.
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