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Hurricane Beryl tracker: Map and projected storm path

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Beryl is expected to make landfall in Texas as a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday night, bringing damaging winds and storm surges to the coast and 5 to 10 inches of rain inland. This will be the storm’s third landfall after hitting Grenada, St. Vincent and other Caribbean islands on Monday, bruising Jamaica’s coastline on Wednesday and striking Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula Friday morning.

Beryl was downgraded to a tropical storm after striking the Yucatán, but is expected to reorganize and strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend before hitting Texas as a Category 1 hurricane. Corpus Christi is the city at greatest risk for hurricane damage, but meteorologists say the storm could land anywhere from South Padre Island to Galveston. The storm is likely to bring damaging winds and a dangerous storm surge to the coast, as well as heavy rain and the potential for tornadoes.

On Wednesday, Beryl swept past Jamaica, where its destructive winds scraped along the southern portion of the island.

The storm, fueled by record-warm waters, made landfall on Grenada’s Carriacou Island on July 1 as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane before it strengthened to a Category 5 later that night. The rate at which Beryl strengthened and its intensity is unusual for this time of year.

Hurricane season historically peaks around mid-September, and this season could be the worst in decades, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. Government meteorologists predict 17 to 25 tropical storms this year, including four to seven that could become major hurricanes.


A previous version of this article incorrectly said that Hurricane Beryl was close to Granada. It was actually close to the island country of Grenada. The article has been corrected.

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