Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the Gulf Coast bringing rain to the Brazos Valley

Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 3:58 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2021 at 1:38 PM CDT
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Cloudy tropical skies are brings our high temperature down to the mid 80s as showers and storms are expected to make their entrance into the Brazos Valley starting this evening. As of right now, the higher flooding risk looks much higher to our south and east, but the southeastern half of the Brazos Valley is still at a lower risk for flooding potential.

After making landfall later today, the system is then expected to move north-northeastward across Southeast Texas throughout the day Tuesday. As of now -- the biggest thing to monitor locally will be heavy rainfall. If the system curves farther south and east, this would mean less rainfall for the Brazos Valley, but if the system stays a bit farther west, this would mean more rainfall for the Brazos Valley. Rainfall totals will be statically different across the region depending on where the center of circulation tracks. More as we know it on that front -- but on average, parts of the Brazos Valley could pick up on 1″- 5″ inches with localized higher amounts definitely a possibility, and generally higher totals found the farther south and east you travel.

We’ll continue to hash out the finer details over the next 12 to 24 hours as we get more reliable and consistent data, but best to keep the rain gear handy through at least the first half of the week. Keep checking back for updates -- they’ll be waiting for you on-air, online, and on your KBTX PinPoint Weather App.

Monday: Cloudy with a 70% chance for rain and storms. High: 85. Wind: SE 10-20 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance for rain and storms. Low: 73. Wind: E 15-25 mph.

Tuesday: Cloudy with a 70% chance for rain and storms. High: 84. Wind: ENE 10-20 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for rain and storms. Low: 73. Wind: NE 5-10 mph.

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