Alex to strengthen into hurricane late Tuesday

NEW YORK (BestGrowthStock) – Tropical Storm Alex was becoming better organized and expected to strengthen into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season in the next several hours as it churned northwest across the southwest Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.

The NHC expects Alex, packing winds of about 70 miles per hour and located about 290 miles southeast of Brownsville, Texas, to hit just south of the Texas-Mexico border late Wednesday.

Computer tracking models were still mostly in agreement late Tuesday, with seven out of eight showing the storm making landfall south of the Texas-Mexico border.

In its latest advisory, the NHC expects Alex to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 74 to 95 mph on Tuesday before striking the coast and dissipating as it moves inland on Thursday and Friday.

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(Reporting by Scott DiSavino and Joe Silha in New York; Editing by Sofina Mirza-Reid)

Alex to strengthen into hurricane late Tuesday