Tropical Storm Beta slowly moving towards Texas coast; new low pressure system off east Central Florida coast

The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor several storms across the Atlantic basin Sunday, including Hurricane Teddy, and Tropical Storms Beta and Wilfred.

Tropical Storm Beta, named using the Greek alphabet, has hardly moved along the northwestern Gulf Coast, its slow motion expected to “produce a long duration rainfall event from the middle Texas coast to southern Louisiana,” according to the NHC’s latest report.

A warning in NHC forecasters’ key messages on the storm: “Flash, urban, and river flooding is likely.”

As of 8 a.m. Sunday, TS Beta was located about 200 miles southeast Galveston, Texas, and about 290 miles east of Corpus Christi, Texas, with sustained winds of 60 mph. It’s moving west-northwest at at 3 mph.

The NHC issued numerous Storm Surge Warnings in effect for coastal parts of Texas such as Port Aransas to High Island, Texas—including Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay, Matagorda Bay, and Galveston Bay.

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