UNITED STATES.- Tropical Storm Nicholas weakened this Tuesday in southeast Texas and became a tropical depression, although “dangerous” and “sudden” floods are expected for several states in the southern United States, the National Hurricane Center reported. (NHC).
The Miami-based NHC warned of the risk of dangerous floods especially in parts of the US states of Texas and Louisiana, and to a lesser extent in Mississippi and Alabama, due to Nicholas, which for a few hours became the sixth hurricane this year in the Atlantic basin.
With sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 km / h), at 00:00 GMT the center of the now depression was located 25 miles (40 km) west of Port Arthur (Texas), and 60 miles (95 km) east-northeast of Houston, in the same state.
Turn in trajectory
Nicholas is moving east-northeast at a speed of about 6 miles per hour (9 km / h) and this direction should continue tonight.
In addition, this Wednesday a turn to the east is expected on Louisianathe observatory warned.
Continued gradual weakening is expected over the next two days, with Nicholas forecast to degenerate into a “minimum remainder“Wednesday or next Thursday morning, he said.