After being nearly stationary for most of the weekend, Tropical Storm Beta is finally on the move and heading toward Texas. Here’s what you need to know:
- As of Monday afternoon, Beta was located in the far western Gulf with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving WNW at 7 mph
- Overall motion of the storm will continue to be very slow Monday as it inches closer to the Texas coast
- The latest forecast track shows landfall occurring sometime Monday afternoon/evening near Port Lavaca, Texas
- The latest forecast track also suggests the system will continue to move slowly after moving inland, resulting in prolonged periods of heavy rain for some areas
Impacts to Texas
- Beta will produce several inches of rain and some coastal flooding across parts of Southeast Texas
- Some localized flash flooding will be possible well east of I-35, in places like Hallettsville, Cuero, and Goliad
- In fact, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued through Tuesday for counties well east of San Antonio
- Farther west, rainfall totals will be a good bit lower
- The San Antonio/Bexar County area could see around an inch of rain through midweek
To follow along with the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record, bookmark our hurricane page or download the KSAT Hurricane Tracker App. You can also find your local forecast anytime - including potential impacts from Tropical Depression Twenty-Two - on the KSAT Weather page.
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