Nicholas to spread heavy rain over Texas and Louisiana


After making landfall as a hurricane in Texas, Tropical Storm Nicholas is moving on a path toward Louisiana.

"The storm should move more slowly to the northeast later today and then eastward by Wednesday over Louisiana," according to the National Hurricane Center. "Little motion is anticipated on Thursday."


As it stalls over the middle of the Louisiana coast, Nicholas is forecast to keep dumping rain from Houston to Mobile, with New Orleans seeing downpours.

"Nicholas is expected to produce additional rainfall of 5 to 10 inches from the upper Texas coastal area into central to southern Louisiana, far southern Mississippi and far southern Alabama, with isolated storm totals of 20 inches across central to southern Louisiana."

The hurricane center warns of  life-threatening flash flooding impacts, especially in urbanized metropolitan areas, are possible across these regions.