Tropical Storm Beta formed in the Gulf of Mexico Friday afternoon and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane as it approaches the Texas coast Sunday night, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast.

Meteorologists have been monitoring the weather event, which was still a tropical depression Friday morning, for days. By Friday afternoon, the depression had strengthened into a storm and was named Beta.

Tropical Storm Beta - hurricane watch
Tropical Storm Beta

Ciara McCarthy covers public health and health care for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. You can reach her at cmccarthy@vicad.com or at 580-6597. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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Ciara McCarthy covers public health and health care for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. Questions, tips, or ideas? Please get in touch: cmccarthy@vicad.com or call 361-580-6597.

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