See Hurricane Nicholas projected path, impacts in Texas

Hurricane Nicholas is bringing heavy rains, strong winds and storm surges to portions of the central and upper Texas coast. It’s forecast to make landfall along the central Texas coast late Monday evening or early Tuesday morning.

Hurricane Nicholas has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, according to the 10 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

The Hurricane Watch south of Port O’Connor is discontinued and the Tropical Storm Warning south of Port Aransas is discontinued. The Hurricane Watch from Port O’Connor north to Freeport has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning.

The storm could bring rains of 6 to 12 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 18 inches, across portions of the middle and upper Texas coastal areas through Wednesday. Interior southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana and Mississippi could see rainfall totals from 4 to 8 inches. The storm rainfall could cause considerable flash and urban flooding. 

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