Here is the current advisory on Tropical Storm Nicholas. Elevated tides and coastal flooding will continue to impact beaches and waterways. The threat for heavy rains and flooding has diminished for today.
September 14th at 4:00am Update: Nicholas has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Warnings extend from Matagorda, TX to Cameron, LA.
Nicholas is now a Cat 1 hurricane and will likely bring higher than expected winds, especially along the coast. Landfall near Matagorda Bay is expected around midnight. Galveston County is still under a Tropical Storm Warning. Residents are encouraged to limit travel overnight.
Latest Update on Tropical Storm Nicholas:
The storm has moved slightly to the east and is expected to make landfall later this evening near Matagorda Bay.
The main impacts to Galveston County will start this evening and last throughout the morning tomorrow. In addition to the heavy rains of 6-12 inches in the next 24 hours, it’s possible we will experience tropical storm force winds starting late tonight and eventually subsiding tomorrow afternoon. Flash flooding remains the greatest concern with this storm. The County is under a Storm Surge Warning with a forecasted 2-4 feet of storm surge.
As Tropical Storm Nicholas impacts our area, limit travel this evening and continue to stay weather aware by following trusted new sources.
Tropical Storm Nicholas has a chance of developing tornados in coastal areas.