Tropical Storm Alex became Hurricane Alex overnight, becoming the 1st hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic season, and the 1st June hurricane since Hurricane Allison in 1995.
As of 5 a.m. e.d.t. this morning, Alex’s winds were at 80 mph, with a possibility of some strengthening before making landfall tomorrow night.
Hurricane Alex is still expected to make landfall along the Mexican coast, although South Texas still remains under a hurricane watch.
As of the 5 a.m. advisory this morning, Tropical Storm Alex has become the 1st named storm of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season, with winds of 40 mph. It is currently moving towards Belize over the Yucutan Peninsula.
Tropical Storm Alex Current Track
As of now, it is unclear what effect, if any the storm activity will have on the oil spill/leak cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.
As always, for more information , visit the National Hurricane Center’s website .