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Beta spurs hurricane watch for Texas, expected to strengthen

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 13:15:04-04

MIAMI -- A hurricane watch is in effect Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico.

A storm surge watch and a tropical storm watch are also in effect for the area during an exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season.

Beta is forecast to become a hurricane on Sunday. Forecasters ran out of traditional storm names on Friday, forcing the use of the Greek alphabet.

Teddy remains a powerful hurricane headed toward Bermuda less than a week after Hurricane Paulette hit there.

And, parts of the Alabama coast and Florida Panhandle were still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sally, which roared ashore Wednesday.


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