Some 5 mln people under flash flood watches as Nicholas lingers over U.S. Gulf region

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HOUSTON, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Roughly five million peoples in parts of the southern United States are under flash flood watches on Thursday as Post-Tropical Cyclone Nicholas lingers over the central Gulf Coast, local media reported.

Nicholas, which made landfall in Texas as a Category 1 hurricane early Tuesday morning, soaked parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle as it weakened to a tropical depression, said a CNN report.

Nicholas became a post-tropical cyclone Thursday morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center said.

An additional 2 to 4 inches of rain may fall in the region through Friday, with some areas at risk of seeing 12 inches, the Weather Prediction Center said.

Flash flood watches are in effect when weather conditions are conducive to flash flooding, but it doesn't necessarily mean that flash flooding will occur, according to NWS. Enditem

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