As of 1pm today, Alex had been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane and was located about 130 miles south-southeast of Brownsville, TX.
It’s expected to make landfall in Mexico tonight, but hurricane force winds (currently at 85 mph) are expected to extend 60 miles and tropical storm force winds up to 200 miles from the center. Hurricane warnings are now in effect from Baffin Bay, Texas south to La Cruz, Mexico. A tropical storm warning is in effect north of the hurricane warning from Baffin Bay to Port O’Connor.
Alex is expected to produce 6-12 inches of rain in parts of south Texas through Friday. Isolated tornadoes are possible in the same area today and tonight.
If you’re in or near the affected areas, please stay tuned to your local weather and take precautions as necessary. Our thoughts are with you.