Hurricane Alex strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday night,
with winds topping 100 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported.
At 7 p.m. ET, the eye of the hurricane was centered about 105 miles (170
kilometers) south of Brownsville, Texas. The storm was moving to the west at about 12 mph (18 kph), and it is likely to strike northeastern Mexico late
Wednesday or early Thursday, the hurricane center reported.