RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The astonishingly busy Atlantic Hurricane season of 2020 continues as we have exhausted the standard list and are now into the Greek alphabet with subtropical storm Alpha near Portugal and tropical storm Beta over the western Gulf.
Here’s a refresher on the officially named storms we’ve seen so far:
Now, forecasters must use the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s (Including 2005), with more than two months left in the record-shattering hurricane season.
Here’s the BIG-picture snapshot of all the current tropical systems. Tropical Storm Beta in the western Gulf could soon pose a heavy rain and wind threat to the Texas Coast over the next 5 days.
The forecast track of Beta from NHC shows very slow movement to the west-northwest over several days.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Teddy will combine with HIGH pressure over the Northeastern U.S. through the weekend into early next week to produce strong northeasterly winds along the Atlantic Coast which will greatly increase the threat of tidal flooding. Here’s the setup:
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