Hurricane Alex is churning across the southwest Gulf of Mexico and headed for Mexico. This storm has taken a while to get organized, but it should continue to strengthen until it hits land late Wednesday night. Here is a look at the satellite imagery:
Notice the center of the storm has gotten more concentric and there should be a big burst of thunderstorms near the center tonight, meaning it will get stronger. While Alex isn't likely going to be a very strong hurricane, it is a large storm. It's cloud shield pretty much covers the western Gulf of Mexico and it will bring quite a bit of heavy rain to Mexico and south Texas. Here is the official track by NHC:
Some of the remnant moisture may make a run into Colorado early in the weekend and that would be a good thing. We need some rain, and some of that tropical moisture would certainly increase our rain chances. That's something we'll be tracking closely during the next few days.
Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe