VICTORIA, Texas – As Tropical Storm Nicholas gains strength near the coastal bend region, we could see tropical storm conditions as early as Monday afternoon. Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to make landfall between Port O’Connor and Lake Jackson Tuesday morning. Across the crossroads here in Victoria we can expect to see winds from 39 to 57 miles per hour but wind gusts could be above 60 miles per hour. The strongest winds are expected to arrive along the coast as early as Monday evening lasting through early Tuesday.
We spoke with Rick McBrayer with the Victoria Office of Emergency Management about the incoming tropical storm.
“We’ve got some impacts probably mid to late evening on Monday we’ll start to see some of the impacts and then early Tuesday morning it will start to be coming on land somewhere around the Port O’Connor area,” said McBrayer.
High amounts of rain are likely with Tropical Storm Nicholas with possible rainfall amounts over 4 inches along the coast. More inland towards Victoria we can expect to see around 1 to 3 inches of rain, possibly more if some of the stronger bands associated with Nicholas head towards us. McBrayer also emphasized that we are in the height of storm season so it’s more important than ever to stay weather aware.
“We just want to be aware of the fact that we are in a tropical region we live in a tropical area that we’re in the height of a tropical season so we sometimes get a little caught off guard we see these systems flare up pretty quick like this one did so we wanna be able to be reactive to it,” says McBrayer.
McBrayer also said that it would be a good idea to stock up on any essential supplies so any medicines or groceries you might need will need to be purchased prior to
With all the rainfall expected rivers, streams, and creeks will need to be monitored and a flash flood watch has been issued for Victoria and areas along the coast, and remember the saying “turn around don’t drown” if you happen to come across any flooded roadways.
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