Hurricane Alex Strengthens


Top winds for Hurricane Alex have increased to 85 mph and the storm has picked up speed as it moves northwest, the National Hurricane Center reported Wednesday.

At 2 p.m. ET, the eye of the hurricane was centered about 130 miles (210 kilometers) south-southeast of Brownsville, Texas. The Category 1 storm was moving to the northwest at about 12 mph (18 kph), and forecasters predict it will strike northeastern Mexico late Wednesday or early Thursday, the hurricane center reported.

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