Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to make landfall along the middle Texas coast on Monday night. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall and potential floods to portions of the coasts of Texas and Louisiana.
Tropical storm warnings have been issued along the coast of Texas from the mouth of the Rio Grande River to High Island, as well as some inland counties near the Texas coast and the southeast Houston metro area.
This means tropical-storm-force winds (39+ mph) are expected in these areas beginning as soon as Monday morning farther south and Monday night farther north.
A hurricane watch is also now in effect for a part of the middle Texas coast, from Port Aransas to Freeport. Hurricane conditions could occur in this area by Monday night.
A tropical storm watch is in effect on the Texas coast from east of High Island to Sabine Pass, and also for some inland counties including Harris County and the city of Houston. These areas could see tropical storm-force winds by late Monday night or early Tuesday.
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For your reference, here are the areas closed for safety purposes.
- Alvin Community College closed Monday
- Alvin ISD closed Monday
- Angleton ISD closed Monday
- Brazosport ISD closed Monday
- Brazosport College closed Monday
- College of the Mainland closed Monday
- Clear Creek ISD closed Monday
- Danbury ISD closed Monday and Tuesday.
- Dickinson ISD closed Monday
- Fort Bend ISD schools and facilities will dismiss early Monday due to inclement weather. HS at 11:35, MS at 1:25, ES at 12:10. All afterschool activities and Board mtg. are canceled Monday. Additionally, all classes are canceled tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14.
- Friendswood ISD closed Monday.
- Galveston ISD closing early Monday (Elementary pick-up at 11:30 am, Middle school and high school pick-up at 12:15 p.m.)
- La Porte ISD closed Monday
- Pasadena ISD closed Monday
- Pearland ISD closed Monday
- Santa Fe ISD closed Monday
- Sweeny ISD closed Monday
- Texas City ISD closed Monday
- Wharton County Junior College closed Monday