Tropical Storm Nicholas forms Gulf of Mexico, to hit Texas Louisiana

Tropical Storm Nicholas has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, and parts of Texas and Louisiana are expected to experience heavy rainfall and strong storm surge from the 14th named Atlantic storm this year.

The National Hurricane Center said Sunday afternoon the storm was roughly 310 miles southeast of the Texas-Mexico border.

As of 2 p.m. ET Sunday, the tropical storm warning was in effect from the mouth of the Rio Grande to Port Aransas near Corpus Christi and inparts of northeastern Mexico. A tropical storm watch means winds at least 39 mph are expected to hit the area within 36 hours. The area southeast of Houston is expected to be affected within the next 48 hours.

The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Nicholas will bring potentially life-threatening storm surges along much of the Texas coast. Rains of 5 to 10 inches, and potentially 15 in spots, could happen. Lesser amounts of rain are forecast for the area most battered by Hurricane Ida, which made landfall two weeks ago.

Source: GANNETT Syndication Service

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