Beta brought over 10 inches of rain to parts of coastal Texas, and while the storm is still churning through the region, it is starting to accelerate to the northeast.

Beta is also officially post-tropical, though the heavy rain threat will continue as the storm's remnants move east.

What You Need To Know

  • Beta's main threat is heavy rain

  • Teddy is swiftly moving across the Canadian Maritimes

  • No other tropical development is expected in the near-term in the Atlantic

Beta is Moving Away... Finally

Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta continues to slowly move northeast. It brought copious amounts of rainfall to east Texas with some cities seeing over 10 inches.

Even though Beta is no longer a tropical system, it still is packing heavy rain. Much of Louisiana and western Mississippi have a threat of flash flooding through Wednesday night.

The storm got its name, the second letter in the Greek alphabet, after Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha also formed last Friday.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy

Teddy came ashore early Wednesday in Canada, prompting tropical storm watches and warnings in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island.

Teddy continues to bring large swells to the East Coast and southern Canada.

As it zips into the colder waters of the North Atlantic, however, Teddy is now officially a post-tropical cyclone. However, massive surf and strong winds are likely in the Canadian Maritimes. 

Teddy became the second major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season on Thursday and churned large waves across the Eastern Seaboard for days.

It's Greek to Me

Subtropical Storm Alpha formed off the west coast of Europe on September 18, becoming the first storm with a Greek alphabet name since 2005. It's only the second time since hurricane names started in 1953 that the government has dipped into the Greek alphabet.

The storm made landfall shortly after forming, but it caused increased surf and heavy rain for the European countries of Portugal, Spain, and France for a couple of days.

We've barely passed the hurricane season's midpoint and have just three letters to go to tie 2005's record for most named storms in a season.