Nicholas Becomes a Hurricane, Nearing Landfall Along Texas Coast | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com – The Weather Channel

undefined

Nicholas has become the sixth hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season as it nears a Texas Gulf Coast landfall.

The National Hurricane Center upgraded Nicholas to a hurricane as its center was only 20 miles southeast of Matagorda, Texas.

The hurricane watch has been upgraded to a hurricane warning from Port O’Connor to Freeport, Texas.

Advertisement

The center of Nicholas will move ashore overnight. If it remains a hurricane, it would be the second mainland U.S. hurricane landfall of the season, just over two weeks after Ida’s devastating Category 4 landfall in Louisiana.

Nicholas has already produced flooding from both storm surge and heavy rain along the Texas coast.

For the latest, complete forecast, click here.

The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the environment and the importance of science to our lives. This story does not necessarily represent the position of our parent company, IBM.