Alex is now the seasons first hurricane with maximum winds of 85 mph.
Alex has sustained winds of 85 mph and is moving to the NW at 12 mph. Its current coordinates are 23.8 N-95.5 W with the central pressure at 961 millibars.
The latest forecast track still brings Alex onshore near the Texas-Mexico border Thursday morning as a category 1 or category 2 hurricane.
The exact track and strength of the storm could change a bit, but at this point it should remain to the west of the oil spill.