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Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall in Texas

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a man riding a wave on a surfboard in the water: Waves swell as Hurricane Teddy approaches Bermuda at Devonshire Bay September 20, 2020. © Stringer/Reuters Waves swell as Hurricane Teddy approaches Bermuda at Devonshire Bay September 20, 2020.

Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the Texas coast late Monday night local time.

The center of the storm came ashore near the southern end of Matagorda Peninsula, about midway between Corpus Christi and Galveston.

The weak tropical storm had winds near 45 mph and was moving northwest at about 3 mph.

The biggest threat prior to landfall was storm surge and gusty winds.

a close up of a device: Tropical Storm Beta forecast track, Sept 21, 2020. © ABC News Tropical Storm Beta forecast track, Sept 21, 2020.

As Beta moves onto shore, it will stall and sit in one spot for almost two days, which could bring as much as half a foot of rain to Galveston and 6 to 10 inches to Houston.

MORE: Tropical Storm Beta slowly advancing toward Texas

Houston does not drain well, so that much rain could cause life-threatening flash flooding.

a map of the grass: As Beta moves on shore this evening, it will stall and sit in one spot for almost two days which could bring as much as 15 inches of rain to Galveston and 6 to 10 inches to Houston. © ABC News As Beta moves on shore this evening, it will stall and sit in one spot for almost two days which could bring as much as 15 inches of rain to Galveston and 6 to 10 inches to Houston.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Teddy is expected to move near Bermuda with gusty winds, but the worst of the storm is expected to miss the island.

MORE: Category 4 Hurricane Teddy may skirt Bermuda, days of rain headed to Texas

A tropical storm warning has been issued for the island nation and large waves of up to 13 feet are expected all along the East Coast of the United States.

a close up of a map: Teddy is also expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia on Wednesday with tropical storm force winds. © ABC News Teddy is also expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia on Wednesday with tropical storm force winds.

Teddy is also expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia on Wednesday with tropical storm-force winds.

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