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What can Southeast Texas expect from Tropical Storm Beta? Here's our hour-by-hour breakdown

The most impacts from the storm are currently forecast for Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night

BEAUMONT, Texas — What's left of Tropical Depression Beta is moving across Southeast Texas overnight Monday and into Tuesday. 

The heaviest impacts of the storm were felt in the Houston metro. 

Rainy conditions are expected to persist through Wednesday, with the biggest impacts forecast for Wednesday afternoon.

How much rain will we get?

Forecasts on Tuesdays called for a big decrease in expected rainfall in Southeast Texas. 

Southeast Texas did experience some off-and-on rain bands throughout the day and could continue to see those into Wednesday. Heavy rain is expected to pick up and continue for most of the day. 

Based on radar, 12News Chief Meteorologist Patrick Vaughn said the more northern parts of Southeast Texas could see the heaviest rainfall. That includes southern parts of Jasper and Newton counties, along with parts of Hardin and Liberty County.

It's possible 8-10 inches could fall thanks to feeder bands.

Rainfall totals have dropped, but flash flooding cannot be ruled out as Beta moves across Southeast Texas, 12News chief meteorologist Patrick Vaughn says. That is the biggest concern with this system. 

Beta has already produced flash flooding across parts of Houston

MORE | You can monitor water levels here 

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What can we expect for wind speeds? 

As for wind speed, the Golden Triangle will likely see the worst of Beta. The storm weakened on Tuesday, but still had sustained winds around 30 mph around 10 p.m.

The Triangle may see 15-25 mph winds with gusts up to 35 mph. The Lakes area could see 10-20 mph winds with gusts up to 30 mph. 

Credit: 12News StormTrackers


Credit: 12News StormTrackers

Are tornadoes a concern?

While there is a possibility that the area could see tornadoes, the threat is low right now, according to 12News Chief Meteorologist Patrick Vaughn.  

There is a marginal risk (low chance) of severe weather Monday night and Tuesday. Patrick says these bands could produce quick spin-up, weak tornadoes through Tuesday night. 

Credit: 12News StormTrackers