Gulf water warnings along the Lower Valley coast prompted by Hurricane Delta have been extended.
A High Surf Warning and Rip Current Risk are now in effect through 7 o’clock Friday night. A Coastal Flood Warning for Cameron and Willacy counties remains in effect through 7 o’clock Friday morning.
Forecasters are expecting significant coastal flooding, with water coming over Gulf Boulevard on South Padre Island, and closing Highway 100 north from Beach Access 4. Some structural damage is possible and more beach erosion will occur. But even after the waters recede, it’ll still be dangerous for beachgoers, swimmers, and surfers.
Waves up to 11 feet are expected in the surf zone along with life-threatening rip currents in the Gulf waters all along the beach.