Multiple warnings and watches in effect for Houston area as TS Nicholas approaches the Texas coast

Raindrops collect on a window at the KPRC studios on the Southwest Freeway on Dec. 7, 2017.
Raindrops collect on a window at the KPRC studios on the Southwest Freeway on Dec. 7, 2017. (KPRC)

As of 4 a.m. Monday, eight warnings, seven watches and five advisories are in effect for 38 regions in the Houston area as Hurricane Nicholas approaches the Gulf Coast.

View the warnings, watches and advisories issued for your area here.

For the KPRC 2 Weather team’s latest information on the storm’s track, click here.

Nicholas is forecast to make landfall along the central Texas Coast as a tropical storm, according to the National Weather Service, which also stated that the system could bring widespread and significant heavy rainfall to portions of Southeast Texas, particularly along the coast. As the storm approaches the Texas Coast, it is expected to strengthen.

Nicholas is expected to make landfall later tonight, though the national weather service noted that the storm’s intensification to hurricane status is not out of the question. As a result, a Hurricane Watch is in effect from Port Aransas to San Luis Pass, Texas.

Nicholas is expected to produce storm total rainfall of 6 to 12 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 18 inches, across portions of the middle and upper Texas coastal areas through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Dangerous rainfall flooding could cause significant impacts across SE Texas, including the Houston metro area. Harris County Bayous were listed among the agency’s primary concerns regarding flooding in our region.

Track flooding in your area online at www.click2houston.com/floodtracker , provided in partnership with the Harris County Flood Control District. Additionally, you can also download Frank’s Free Weather App on your phone to receive flood alerts specific to your area. Please stay informed and remember Turn Around, Don’t Drown!


About the Authors:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.