Beryl continues toward the Texas coast; expected to strengthen

Published: Updated:

Tropical Storm Beryl is moving toward the north-northwest at 12 mph.

The Weather Authority stated the general motion is expected to continue through Sunday night, with a turn toward the north forecast on Monday.

On the forecast track, the center of Beryl is expected to make landfall on the middle Texas coast early Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Beryl is forecast to turn northeastward and move farther inland over eastern Texas and Arkansas late Monday and Tuesday.

The Air Force Hurricane Hunters indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph with higher gusts as of 8:00 p.m.

Strengthening is expected, and Beryl is forecast to become a hurricane again.  

Flooding is expected across portions of middle and upper Texas Gulf Coast and Eastern Texas through Monday night.

Copyright ©2024 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.