Beta Forecast to Make Landfall in Texas Today

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Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – Beta continues to remain disorganized and sheared. This means that most of the thunderstorms/strongest winds are to the NE of the center.

The forecast right now has it making landfall between Houston and Corpus Christi sometime later today. Beta then is expected to curve towards the north and northeast Tuesday into Wednesday becoming a remnant low-pressure Wednesday into Thursday and dissipate in the Mississippi Valley by the end of the week. The intensity is forecast to remain relatively unchanged until landfall in Texas due to moderate wind shear that is enough to keep the storm from strengthening, but not enough to dissipate it.

If whatever is left of Beta makes it to Alabama, it will likely just be a wave of rain that will keep our rain chances higher towards the back half of this week. It is not a threat here.

The disturbance the National Hurricane Center was monitoring over the Florida Peninsula this weekend has fizzled and is no longer being investigated. However, the NHC is now monitoring another disturbance just east of Miami. Over the next handful of days it’s expected to remain near the Florida Keys/South Florida. No development is expected in the next 48 hours, but conditions may become more favorable by the end of the week. Thankfully a trough will be swinging through which should help direct this to the east, away from our neighborhood. At the moment this does not pose a foreseeable threat here, but we’ll keep an eye on it. is not a threat here.

Elsewhere in the tropics, Hurricane Teddy is heading north into the Atlantic and will not be a threat to the U.S. Wilfred is now remnants and will not impact land. Another wave in the northern Atlantic had a medium chance for development, but is heading east, away from the U.S.

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