According to a CNN report, Tropical Storm Alex is expected to strengthen into a hurricane but is heading away from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.
A tropical storm watch was issued for the Gulf Coast of Texas from Baffin Bay to Port O'Connor, and a hurricane watch continued from south of Baffin Bay to La Cruz, Mexico. A tropical storm watch means that storm conditions are possible in the designated area within 48 hours.
Alex continues to have maximum sustained winds of 60 mph with stronger gusts, the Hurricane Center has said at 5 p.m. ET forecast Monday. Alex was located about 520 miles southeast of Brownsville, Texas, and was moving toward the north-northwest at 5 mph, the center said.
In addition, forecast models were starting to show much better agreement and Alex is expected to make landfall sometime Wednesday along the northern Gulf Coast of Mexico about 50 miles south of Brownsville, Texas. For the full story, click here.
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