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Hurricane Alex downgraded to tropical storm

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MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Alex has weakened from a Category 2 to a Category 1 and is now a tropical storm as it moves inland over northeastern Mexico.

The hurricane center reported early Thursday that the storm had sustained winds of 70 mph.

It says Alex is expected to weaken as it moves further inland.

The hurricane has been moving northwest at about 10 mph for the past few hours and at 1 a.m. CDT was located about 35 miles (60 kilometers) northwest of La Pesca, Mexico, and 135 miles (215 kilometers) south-southwest of Brownsville, Texas.

The storm made landfall at about 10 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Soto La Marina, Mexico.

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