Tropical Storm Nicholas forecast to make landfall in Texas tonight
Happy Monday, Southwest Florida!
We’ll begin the week with above-average temperatures. Even with our rain chances, highs will climb into the 90s during peak heating.
Rain chances will begin around lunchtime and stick with us into the evening hours.
We have two disturbances and a named storm in the Atlantic. The two disturbances pose no threat to SWFL.
Tropical Storm Nicholas is still at tropical storm status but could make a run at hurricane strength as it makes landfall in Texas tonight.
After making landfall along the Texas coast the system will significantly weaken. This will be a rain-maker for the coast of Texas and Louisiana, likely leading to major flooding in those areas. The main threats for Texas and Louisiana is major flooding, storm surge, and isolated tornadoes.
Hurricane Watches have been issued for much of the middle Texas coast.
We have a disturbance off the east coast of the United States that now has a medium (50%) chance of formation over the next five days. This will be of no concern to Florida and will likely remain off the coast of the United States.
Additionally, there is a disturbance in the east Atlantic with a high (70%) chance of forming within the next five days. This system is over 2,000 miles away from the United States but will be something to keep an eye on later this week.
The next name on our 2021 storm naming list is Odette.