Hurricane Alex strengthens in western Gulf - - Jackson, MS

Hurricane Alex strengthens in western Gulf

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MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Alex is churning through the western Gulf, taking aim at the Mexico-Texas border and far away from the massive oil spill.

Alex has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

The National Hurricane Center says the Category 1 storm is the first June Atlantic hurricane since 1995.

Forecasters say landfall seems likely Wednesday night.

A hurricane warning is posted for the Texas coast from Baffin Bay, south to the mouth of the Rio Grande river and south to La Cruz, Mexico.

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