LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Beryl approaches Texas after carving up Mexico

The National Hurricane Center predicted Beryl would make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near Corpus Christi, Texas, on Monday morning. Tropical Storm Beryl is currently in the Gulf of Mexico about 245 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph as of 5 a.m. Sunday, the center said.

Texas will begin seeing the effects of Beryl later Sunday, and several counties have already announced evacuation orders.

Here’s what you need to know:

Cyclone and Storm Surge Warnings: Hurricane warnings are in effect for the Texas coast from Baffin Bay to Sargent, while a hurricane watch is in effect south of Baffin Bay to the mouth of the Rio Grande River and north of Sargent to San Luis Pass.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the area north of Sargent to High Island and along the Mexican coast from Barra El Mesquite to the Rio Grande. Storm surge warnings are in effect from the north entrance of Padre Island National Seashore to High Island, including Corpus Christi Bay, Matagorta Bay and Galveston Bay.

A storm surge watch is in place along the Texas coast from north of the Rio Grande River to the north entrance of Padre Island National Seashore and from San Luis Pass to Sabine Pass.

accompanied by a dangerous storm US Gulf Coast: Tropical storm conditions will begin to make themselves felt along the western Gulf Coast on Sunday, with hurricane conditions expected later in the day. Storm gusts up to 6 feet Rising water is forecast for parts of the Texas coast Sunday night into Monday as it pushes inland from the coast. Rip currents will cause life-threatening beach conditions along much of the Gulf Coast through Monday.

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Flooding and damaging winds are expected: The National Hurricane Center said 5 to 10 inches, with localized amounts of up to 15 inches, could fall late Sunday through the middle of next week along the Texas Gulf Coast and across East Texas. It is expected to produce flash and urban flooding. Hurricane-force winds will hit the lower and middle Texas coast Sunday night and Monday. A few tornadoes are possible along the Texas coast Sunday afternoon and evening. “Preparations should be completed quickly before tropical storm conditions develop late today,” the hurricane center said Sunday morning.

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