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Nicholas hit Texas coast early Tuesday morning; heavy rain, damaging winds, & thousands without power

Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 10:55 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 10:59 AM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Upgraded to hurricane status, Nicholas, the 2021 hurricane season’s 14th named storm, made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane early Tuesday morning on the eastern Matagorda Bay Peninsula with max sustained winds of 75 mph.

Nicholas Impacts & Forecast

More than 8 inches of rain fell in areas along the coast. Inland, rainfall was much less — but gusty winds were knocking out power to hundreds of thousands in/around the Houston area.

upwards of 8 inches fell along the coastline with hurricane Nicholas
upwards of 8 inches fell along the coastline with hurricane Nicholas(KWTX)

The storm is expected to move deeper into Texas on Tuesday and farther east by Wednesday, over Louisiana. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Nicholas should continue to weaken as it pushes farther inland.

Nicholas continues to move inland and winds are getting weaker
Nicholas continues to move inland and winds are getting weaker(KWTX)

Central Texas impacts from Nicholas will be minimal. You can always check the latest forecast HERE.

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