Looks like your Fourth of July holiday plans are not the only ones you should be making if you live, or are traveling through Texas over the next week because Hurricane Beryl is about to spend the next couple of days drinking up a ton of Gulf of Mexico water, and the projected path puts the Lone Star State right in the center of its aim.

Read More: Beware Texas: First Hurricane Season Storm Now Moving Towards US

It less than three weeks ago we were preparing for the first tropical storm of the 2024 hurricane season, and Alberto proved to be plenty of a pain without even reaching full category one hurricane status. Now, we have Beryl (which has already reached category 5 once) heading straight for southern Texas.

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By the way, if you are counting, this means Texas is about to be two for two on tropical storms, and if this keeps up it will not be long before Texans are wondering if the Atlantic Coast will get any attention.

Beware Texas, Hurricane Beryl Now Barreling Towards Us

You might recall I was complaining about my 2 and half year old daughter recently opening the hose on my rain barrel, and dumping out 50 gallons of water. Well, I take back the complaints because I am not in this big of a hurry to recover the lost rain over our holiday weekend, and early next week.

Beryl is expected to make landfall in Texas on Monday, and even though it has downgraded to a tropical storm since passing over Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula, it is re-entering the Gulf of Mexico, and that makes its odds of intensifying very good. That is why much of southern Texas is now in a hurricane watch.

Remember, with hurricanes proper preparation is the preferred path.

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LOOK: Tornado Damage in Temple, Texas

Photos show the damage in Temple after a tornado touched down there on Wednesday, May 22.

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LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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