Quick update on Tropical Storm Beta and Hurricane Teddy:
- Tropical Storm Beta formed today in the western Gulf of Mexico and will be a very slow moving storm. It will generally head towards the Texas coast as a strong tropical storm or minimal hurricane. There is a lot of uncertainty once it gets near the coast as it may make landfall or possibly stay just offshore and head to the north or northeast. One thing we do know is that it will bring a lot of rain! Check out the projected rainfall for the next 7 days in the 3rd image. Here are the key messages from the National Hurricane Center:
1. Beta is expected to strengthen and possibly become a hurricane, while moving slowly over the western Gulf of Mexico during the next few days. 2. There is an increasing risk of heavy rainfall and flooding along the northwest Gulf Coast Sunday through at least the middle of next week as Beta is forecast to move slowly toward and along or offshore of the coast through that time. For additional information, see products from your local National Weather Service office. 3. While it is too early to determine what areas could see direct wind and storm surge impacts from Beta, interests throughout the western Gulf of Mexico should monitor the progress of this system and future updates to the forecast. Storm Surge and Tropical Storm or Hurricane watches could be issued tonight or Saturday.
- Hurricane Teddy is a strong category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph. Check out the maximum projected wave heights from the Euro in the 4th image! Here are the key messages from the National Hurricane Center:
1. While the center of Teddy is forecast to move east of Bermuda late Sunday or Monday, there is still a risk of strong winds, storm surge, and heavy rainfall on the island, and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect. 2. Teddy is expected to transition to a powerful post-tropical cyclone as it moves near or over portions of Atlantic Canada early next week, where there is an increasing risk of direct impacts from wind, rain, and storm surge. Residents there should closely monitor the progress of Teddy and updates to the forecast through the weekend. 3. Large swells produced by Teddy are expected to affect portions of the Leeward Islands, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada during the next few days. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.