Tropical Storm Beta Surges Ashore Near Port Arthur

 

HOUSTON, TX – Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the southern end of the Matagorda Peninsula around 10 p.m. Monday with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

It will slowly move to the northeast through midweek. Bands of heavy rain will continue to train across portions of Southeast Texas through the day tomorrow, with the rain threat not ending until Wednesday when Beta is out of the area.

The heavy rain will cause street flooding and for creeks and bayous to swell past their banks.

Within these rainbands, 5 to 10 inches of rain have already fallen with additional rain expected.

Flooding concerns along the coast will be compounded with elevated tides due to the onshore winds persisting overnight.

Surge will become less of an issue later today, but concerns for coastal flooding will remain through midweek.

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