Tropical Storm Nicholas Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

The Weather Authority

Tropical Storm Nicholas has formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico Sunday morning. Nicholas will take a path northward along the Western Gulf of Mexico, likely making landfall in Texas or Louisiana later in the week before stalling out and dissipating by the end of the week, Nicholas’ biggest threat will be heavy rain along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast.

Tropical impacts here in Northern Alabama

Although we are not forecasting any direct impacts, from that disturbance in the Gulf, we will see our rain chances increase throughout the week as Nicholas ushers in more tropical moisture to the Southeast.

Shower activity isn’t expected to be widespread on Monday and Tuesday. Best chances for rainfall this week looks to arrive by midweek and continue through Friday. Rainfall at this vantage point looks to remain on the lighter side; localized heavy rain will be possible with any downpours we see. On top of the rain chance through the end of the week, we will deal with muggy conditions and temperatures in low to mid 80s.

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