There may be long periods of heavy rain and storm surge.
The hurricane season in the area next week is expected to be another major storm system.
Tropical Storm Beta has a wind speed of 60 mph, and as of Saturday morning, it is about 290 miles east of the Rio Grande Estuary. Beta is currently moving northward at a speed of 8 mph, and it is expected to strengthen as it approaches Texas in the coming days.
The latest forecast trajectory is that Beta becomes a hurricane on Sunday, and then very close or directly to the coast of Texas. Beta appears to be another slow-moving hurricane that is expected to arrive in Texas on Monday.
In the end, the exact wind strength is still uncertain and depends largely on the degree of Beta’s interaction with the land. Therefore, the magnitude of rainfall, wind and storm surge is not yet clear.
There are hurricane watches in eastern Texas, and tropical storm watches in southern Texas and southern Louisiana.
As Sally demonstrated a few days ago, a slow-moving hurricane can be very noticeable and far-reaching. Just like Sally, the biggest threat of this storm will be prolonged heavy rains and prolonged land swells, which may cause storm surges.
Current rainfall forecasts indicate that more than 10 inches of rain may be expected at locations along the eastern coastline of Texas. This may cause a large amount of flash flooding. However, since it is not clear how many Betas are on land, there is great uncertainty in rainfall forecasts.
From Port Mansfield, Texas to High Island, Texas, there is also the risk of a storm surge of 2 to 4 feet.
At the same time, “Hurricane Teddy” is a Category 3 hurricane with a speed of 125 mph. As the storm shifts to the east, the tropical storm will reach Bermuda on Sunday. Then, Teddy will go north into Nova Scotia and southeastern Canada, possibly a post-tropical cyclone.
High surfing will be Teddy’s main influence on the northeastern United States.
Elsewhere in the tropics, Wind Storm Wilfred (Wind Storm Wilfred) winds at 40 mph, located about 885 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. Wilfred will become a remnant low place before any possible land interaction.