At 4PM CDT, Tropical Storm Beryl was located at 26.8 N 95.6 W or 190 miles SSW of JSC, moving NNW at 12 MPH. Maximum sustained winds were 65 MPH. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect.

Beryl’s eye is forecast to make landfall on the near Matagorda Bay between 3AM and 7AM Monday morning as a category 1 hurricane. Beryl will be moving into a more favorable environment to strengthen tonight and there is a small possibility of becoming a low end category 2 storm. For JSC expect winds to increase tonight..into the 25 to 40 mph range with gusts to 50 or 55 mph in stronger squalls. The larger hazard may be the heavy rains expected between 2AM and 9AM Monday morning (4 to 6 inches possible) which may cause some flash flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect from 1AM Monday to 7AM Tuesday.  Water levels in Clear Lake and Galveston Bay will increase possibly a foot higher than seen recently with Alberto.

Tropical Weather Info from National Hurricane Center:

Hurricane Statement from NWS Houston/Galveston: