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Tropical Storm Nicholas expected to strengthen on the way to northwest Gulf Coast

Posted at 11:08 AM, Sep 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-12 22:11:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to strengthen as it moves toward the northwest Gulf Coast. It is moving very little at this time.

Nicholas has max sustained winds of 40 mph and is moving north at 2 mph.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the coast of Texas from Port Aransas to Sargent. A Storm Surge Warning has been issued for the coast of Texas from Port Aransas to San Luis Pass including Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay, and Matagorda Bay. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for coastal areas along the Rio Grande to Freeport, Texas. A Tropical Storm Watch is in place for areas north of Port Aransas to High Island, Texas. Nicholas is expected to bring heavy rain to portions of Texas and Louisiana.

The tropical storm is not expected to significantly impact the Big Bend or South Georgia.