10PM Update on Tropical Storm Beta
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- Here is the latest Tropical Storm Beta information (10 PM NHC advisory on Sat. 9/19). Beta is now expected to maintain tropical storm strength before reaching the Texas coast late Monday or early Tuesday.
Max Sustained Wind - 60 MPH
Movement - North Northeast at 2mph
Pressure 997 MD/ 29.44 inches
Coordinates 26.8 N, 92.2 W
• Elevated tides along with increased winds and seas will produce coastal flooding issues starting tonight through Tuesday.
• A slow west-northwest motion is expected to begin on Sunday, followed by a slow northwest to north motion late Monday and Tuesday.
• Little change in strength is anticipated before Beta reaches the Texas coast.
• Beta has the potential to produce a long-lived rainfall event for the TX coast starting tomorrow persisting into the middle of next week.
Note: Do not focus on the exact track. Impacts can occur well outside the area enclosed by the cone.