Expect rain, wind gusts as Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall

Posted at 5:20 AM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 06:31:04-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Tropical Storm Beta is forecast to make landfall tonight north of the Coastal Bend, near Seadrift as a tropical storm.

Rain bands will continue to move in today as it gets closer then shift north Tuesday. Rain will become more isolated Tuesday and mainly in our northern counties.

The main impact we will see from Beta is the coastal flooding with water higher on beaches and bays. A Coastal Flood Warning continues until 7 a.m. Tuesday.

It will be windy Monday with the strongest wind gusts late in the day and north of Corpus Christi where gusts could reach 38 mph near Rockport. Rainfall amounts will range from 0 to 3 inches with the highest amounts in our northern coastal areas.

Monday, we’ll stay in the 70s with on and off showers and t-storms and northwesterly winds at 15-25 mph, gusting up to 38 mph. Showers will decrease Monday night with lows near 70 and west winds at 15-25 mph, gusting to 35 mph.

Tuesday looks partly sunny and warmer with isolated showers and highs in the mid to upper 80s and west winds at 15-20 mph.

The rest of the week looks mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s to near 90.