EDIT: 10 p.m. CDT  Hurricane Warnings are now posted for the Texas Coast from Baffin Bay to the mouth of the Rio Grande.  Hurricane conditions are expected within the next 36 hours.  Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph.  Currently, Alex is located 505 miles south of Brownsville, TX at 21.0N and 91.6W.  The minimum central pressure is 985mb and is moving north at 5 mph.  Alex will continue to strengthen overnight and is expected to be a Hurricane by Tuesday morning.

 OLD DISCUSSION

Tropical Storm Alex has moved into warmer waters in the western Carribean after leaving behind heavy rains over the Yucatan Pennisula.  The storm, as of 10 a.m. CDT, is located at  20.3N and 91.7W (about 535 miles SE of Brownsville, TX) and is moving to the NNW at 7 mph and is forecasted to turn more NW on Tuesday.  The minimum central pressure is 989mb.   

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting Alex to strengthen to Hurrican Strength overnight tonight into Tuesday.  Current progs are for Alex to reach Category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale and make landfall in northern Mexico and Southern Texas within the next 48 to 72 hours.  The exact track and landfall location for Alex is a bit uncertain at this time.  A Hurricane Watch has been hoisted for these areas. 

Here is the latest forecasted track for Alex and location of it making landfall.

Persons with interests in the affected area are urged to keep track of the latest bulletins from the National Hurricane Center and local Weather Forecast Offices.

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