Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthens, could become a hurricane before hitting land

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical storm watches and warnings and a hurricane watch are in effect for a good chunk of the Texas coast.

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Tropical Storm Nicholas continues to strengthen as it moves up the Texas coast Monday, and it could become a hurricane before making landfall.

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Storm surges of 3-5 feet and rainfall of 10-15 inches are possible, leading to flash and urban flooding, especially in the Houston metro area.

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We continue to monitor three other areas of interest in the tropics. None are expected to impact Central Florida at this time.

Chief meteorologist Tom Terry

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Rusty McCranie

Rusty McCranie, WFTV.com

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