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Bob's Forecast: Showers and thunderstorms from Tropical Storm Nicholas possible

Rainfall totals of two to four inches expected through Tuesday.
Credit: Bob French

BRYAN, Texas — Tropical Storm Nicholas is forecast to make landfall this evening along the mid-Texas coast possibly nearing hurricane force.

The primary threat from Nicholas will be flooding from heavy rainfall along the upper texas coast and inland over east texas and southwest Louisiana. We will be on the west side of the circulation here in the Brazos Valley, but we may still see scattered showers and thunderstorms with rainfall totals of two to four inches through Tuesday.

Rainfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are possible closer to the coast where flash flood watches, as well as tropical storm warnings, are in effect. Nicholas is forecast to weaken as it moves inland and drifts east into Louisiana by Wednesday.

Scattered showers could linger in the wake of Nicholas on Wednesday before diminishing later in the week. Temperatures will top out in the 80s the next couple of days, then back to the lower 90s Thursday into the weekend.

Credit: Bob French