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Hurricane Alex makes landfall

Hurricane Alex made landfall in northern Mexico at 9pm CDT around 200kms south of Brownsville, Texas.

Alex’s maximum sustained winds are now at 155km/h

Hurricane warnings have been dropped for the South Texas coast, downgraded to tropical storm warnings from the Rio Grande River north to Port O’ Connor.

Rain bands and squalls from Alex will continue to pound on shore along the Gulf coast from Louisiana through Texas. In these bands isolated tornadoes will be possible anywhere within 50 to 100 miles of the Texas Coast.

The biggest concern with Alex in the United States is heavy rain that brings the potential of flooding. Widespread rainfall totals of 4 inches or more are likely from southern Louisiana southwestward across much of south and southeast Texas. Locally 12 inches or more will fall over South Texas. Heavy rain could fall in those areas through at least Friday.

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