Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthens off Texas coast, threatening rain and floods

• Nicholas could make landfall as hurricane on Monday

• Louisiana areas hit by Hurricane Ida also brace for new blow

Tropical Storm Nicholas was strengthening just off the US Gulf coast and could make landfall in Texas as a hurricane on Monday, bringing heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana.

, Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthens off Texas coast, threatening rain and floods, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said top sustained winds reached 60mph as the storm travelled north-north-west at 5mph, on track to move onshore along the coast of south or central Texas by Monday evening.

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