Tropical Storm Tracker Nicholas: See The Path, Spaghetti Patterns
Tropical Storm Nicholas continues to move toward the coasts of Texas and Mexico, and some strengthening is expected before it makes landfall.
A storm surge warning has been issued for the Texas coast from Port Aransas to the San Luis Pass, including Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay and Matagorda Bay.
A hurricane watch has been issued for the Texas coast from Port Aransas to Sargent.
Nicholas has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, according to a 10 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
The storm is expected to gradually strengthen as it slowly approaches the Mexican or Texan coast on Monday evening or Tuesday morning.
Nicholas is located 260 miles southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande and is moving north at 2 mph. It meandered or drifted north, but north-northwest movement near 12 mph is expected to resume later that night and early Monday, according to the NHC.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the storm center.
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Watches, Warnings for Tropical Storm Nicholas
A thunderstorm watch is in effect for:
- Port Aransas to San Luis Pass Texas
- Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay and Matagorda Bay
A hurricane watch is in effect for:
- Port Aransas to Sargent Texas
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for:
- Mouth of the Rio Grande at Freeport Texas
- Barra el Mezquital on the US-Mexico border
A storm surge watch is in effect for:
- Mouth of the Rio Grande at High Island Texas
A tropical storm watch is in effect for:
- North of Port Aransas to High Island Texas
Cone of uncertainty: See the latest NHC chart
Satellite images: See the latest NOAA satellite image, for a clearer picture of the size of the storm
Latest data on Nicolas
Here is the latest data for Tropical Storm Nicholas from the National Hurricane Center’s 4 p.m. advisory.
- Site: 260 miles southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande
- Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph
- Movement: north at 2 mph
- Pressure: 1007 MB (millibars)
- When the next notice is published: 4:00 a.m.