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Posted on: September 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Nicholas Headed to Texas

Tropical Storm Nicholas

Tropical Storm Nicholas has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and forecasts indicate it is headed to Texas. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Port Aransas to High Island, which includes League City.  A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from the Mouth of the Rio Grande to High Island. Landfall is expected late Monday to early Tuesday with a very slow motion across SE Texas through the end of the week. For the latest update from the National Hurricane Center visit  For hype-free forecasts from our area visit League City's Emergency Operations Office is also working closely with the National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Office, which is based in League City. Visit them at


Key message 9-12-21 4PM

Rainfall amounts over the next three days are estimated to be around 5 to 10 inches, though isolated amounts of 15 inches or higher are possible. This could cause street flooding in neighborhoods, roadways, and highways, throughout our area. Never drive through a flooded roadway. Peak Storm Surge for Galveston Bay could reach two to four feet during high tide. 

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