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NEW VIDEO: Hurricane Beryl makes landfall near Matagorda, Texas as a Category 1 storm Monday morning

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Beryl makes landfall as Category 1 storm near Matagorda, Texas
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Posted at 4:37 PM, Jun 28, 2024

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) — As of the 4 AM CDT Advisory 39 for Beryl, the storm made landfall near Matagorda, Texas as a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 80 MPH moving at 12 MPH. See video of the storm early Monday morning below.

Hurricane Beryl makes landfall

A hurricane warning is in effect for the Texas coast from Mesquite Bay northward to Port Bolivar. This includes the cities of Galveston, Port Lavaca, Victoria, and Lake Jackson.

Tropical storm warnings are up from Port Mansfield to Mesquite Bay and San Luis Pass to Sabine Pass. The inland cities of Houston, Beaumont, and College Station are all under a tropical storm warning. This means winds of at least 39 mph can be expected within the next 48 hours.

Storm surge warnings are also in effect for Mesquite Bay to Sabine Pass. This includes Matagorda Bay, Galveston Bay, and Port Arthur.

The biggest story for inland parts of Texas will be heavy rainfall on the eastern side of the storm. As much as 10 inches of rain is possible over the next day in southeast Texas, with over 7 inches of rain expected in the city of Houston. College Station could see as much as half a foot of rain as the storm moves inland, meaning flash flooding could become an issue in parts of East Texas.

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Regardless of its track, the only local impacts expected for the Big Bend will be an increased rip current risk this week. If venturing out to the Big Bend or Florida Panhandle beaches this first half of this week, make sure to be extra cautious before stepping in the ocean, and swim near a lifeguard. Not a single cloud from Beryl will be seen overhead in the Big Bend and South Georgia, and our local weather pattern will remain in place over the next week bringing scattered afternoon showers and heat and high humidity.

Stay tuned to ABC 27 First To Know Weather for the latest on Beryl and the rest of the tropics.