Tropical Depression Nicholas bringing flooding rain

Tropical Depression Nicholas is bringing the risk of flooding to us as the center of the storm slowly crawls east-northeast into Southwest Louisiana.

Nicholas is now a tropical depression with sustained winds of 30 mph. The center of the depression is 165 miles west of New Orleans, or 30 miles northeast of Lake Charles, and moving east-northeast at 5 mph.

Despite the center of the storm being in southwest Louisiana, it will continue to dump rain over southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

Bands of rain, heavy at times, will continue to sweep across Southeast Louisiana today and tonight. The flood and isolated tornado threat will linger as these bands pass through.

When all is said and done, rainfall totals for the week could be up to 10 inches for parts of Southeast Louisiana.

Nicholas originally made landfall at 12:30am Tuesday morning on Matagorda Peninsula, TX, as a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph.

The WDSU Weather Team is closely monitoring Nicholas.

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