Tropical Storm Beta moves slowly toward the coast of Texas on Sunday. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday the center of Tropical Storm Beta was located at latitude 29.6°N and longitude 94.5°W which put it about 130 miles (210 km) east-southeast of Port Oconnor, Texas. Beta was moving toward the west-northwest at 6 m.p.h. (10 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 60 m.p.h. (95 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 75 m.p.h. (120 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 995 mb.
A Tropical Storm Warning was in effect for the portion of the coast from Port Aransas, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana. A Tropical Storm Watch was in effect from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas, Texas.
Tropical Storm Beta exhibited more organization on Sunday afternoon. Thunderstorms developed near the center of circulation and radar indicated the potential formation of an eye at the center of Beta. The thunderstorms near the center weakened on Sunday night. It appeared that drier air over Texas was pulled into the circulation around Tropical Storm Beta. The drier air mixed into the core of Beta which caused thunderstorms to weaken. When the thunderstorms near the center weakened, it appeared that the upper part of the circulation drifted northeast of the low level circulation. Even though the thunderstorms weakened a reconnaissance plane on Sunday night found that the wind speeds had not decreased. The strongest winds were occurring in the northeastern quadrant of Tropical Storm Beta. Winds to tropical storm force extended out 200 miles (320 km) in that quadrant of the circulation. Winds to tropical storm force only extended out 50 miles from the center in the southern half of the circulation.
Tropical Storm Beta will move through an environment only marginally favorable for intensification on Monday. Beta will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperature is near 30°C. It will continue to be surrounded by drier air, which will inhibit intensification. Tropical Storm Beta could maintain its intensity if new thunderstorms develop near the center of circulation. If thunderstorms do not develop near the center, then Beta will slowly weaken.
Tropical Storm Beta will move around the southwestern part of a large high pressure system over the eastern U.S. The high will steer Beta toward the west-northwest. On its anticipated track Tropical Storm Beta will approach the coast of Texas near Matagorda Bay on Monday evening. Winds blowing water toward the coast will cause a storm surge of 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters).
Elsewhere, Hurricane Teddy was moving closer to Bermuda. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday the center of Hurricane Beta was located at latitude 29.4°N and longitude 63.6°W which put it about 210 miles (340 km) south-south east of Bermuda. Teddy was moving toward the north-northwest at 6 m.p.h. (10 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 105 m.p.h. (165 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 125 m.p.h. (200 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 963 mb.
A Tropical Storm Warning was in effect for Bermuda. A Tropical Storm Watch was issued for the portion of the coast from Lower East Pubnico to Canso, Nova Scotia.