Hurricane Nicholas is making its way toward Texas and Louisiana, threatening to drench the region for much of the week, as inland flooding and tornado risks remain a hallmark of another busy storm season and climate change in general.

Nicholas, which was upgraded Monday night from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane, was gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico, with sustained winds of 75 mph. A hurricane watch is in effect from Port Aransas to San Luis Pass, Texas, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected…

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