Nicholas deteriorates quickly over Texas

The system is expected to fall to depression strength this afternoon
WITN First Alert tropics forecast
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 11:34 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 5:35 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - After making landfall Monday night as a category 1 hurricane, Nicholas has seen its wind speeds fall steadily over the last 12 hours. Nicholas is now a Tropical Depression with winds under 40mph and weakening. The system will continue to meander along the Louisiana Coast through Wednesday.

Nicholas continues to weaken
Nicholas continues to weaken(WITN Weather)

The National Hurricane Center is watching for possible tropical development over the Southwestern Atlantic later this week. The area is given a 70% chance for a tropical depression to form within the next 48 hours. Regardless of NHC designation, we will see rain out of this low pressure system as the week goes on. Surf along our coast will also be increasing due to the proximity of the low to the Outer Banks. Odette is the next name on the list of tropical storm and hurricane names.

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