Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall. Where is it going next?

Tropical Storm Nicholas briefly became a hurricane Monday night before making landfall early Tuesday, prompting local school districts to close and the community to brace for substantial rain.

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 4 a.m. advisory, the storm currently has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph and is located 50 miles south southwest of Houston and is moving north northeast at 9 mph. Nicholas could bring rains of 8 to 16 inches across the coastal area.

As the storm moves through the area, here’s what we know about its impacts and where it’s forecast to go.

Nicholas makes landfall, downgraded to tropical storm

Nicholas made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on the eastern portion of Matagorda Peninsula. At the time of landfall, it had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Gusts of up to 90 mph were recorded.

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