The storm, which strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane, was not projected to hit land as of Sunday.
The storm, now 30 miles northeast of Lake Charles Louisiana, is expected to drop 3 to 6 more inches of rain across the central Gulf Coast.
At 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Nicholas weakened to a tropical depression and was located 25 miles west of Port Arthur, Texas, with 35 mph winds.
One-third of New Orleans residents haven't had any trash pickup since Hurricane Ida hit, as the city's sanitation department struggles to keep up.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and threatened to bring up to 18 inches of rain in some areas.
The storm is forecast to travel across Texas and Louisiana this week.
The National Hurricane Center issued a warning from the mouth of the Rio Grande to Port Aransas, near Corpus Christi.
Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon was built decades before global warming was top of mind.
There have been more than 1,500 reports of pollution since the storm made landfall at Port Fourchon, the primary port for the offshore oil and gas industry.
The hurricane, which made landfall on the southern tip of Baja California Sur, could bring 10 inches of rain, with some areas getting 15 inches.
Mindy, the 13th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, could bring up to 6 inches of rain in some spots.
The storm is forecast to bring heavy rainfall to Florida and Georgia on Wednesday night and Thursday.
Many owners of flooded cars could find that, despite carrying insurance, they are out of luck when it comes to recouping their losses.
President Joe Biden on Thursday issued emergency declarations in New York and New Jersey, allowing for federal aid.
State health officials have "significant concerns" about conditions at the facility where hundreds were taken before Hurricane Ida hit Sunday.