Tropical Storm Nicholas to bring heavy rain to Houston area

Tropical Storm Nicholas will be making landfall in the Houston area late Monday and throughout Tuesday. Nicholas formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and is the fourteenth named storm of 2021. It is expected to bring in roughly five to ten inches of rain in the Humble area according to the Houston Public Media. 

A tropical storm warning is in effect from the southern Texas border and extending to Louisiana. The storm is on track to hit the Houston area. Peak wind is forecasted at 30-40 mph with guts up to 55 mph and rain is expected to be five to ten inches in most of Houston and up to twenty inches in isolated areas according to the National Weather service.  

Houston city leaders recommended not driving in the rain and to not ignore any barricades on the road if they are present. The Harris county precinct 4 constable’s office is currently deploying all high water rescue equipment across the Houston area as reported by ABC13 news. County officials will continue to monitor the storm and will give out updates when needed. 

Humble Independent School District is also monitoring the storm.