At 1000 am CDT…1500 UTC…the center of Tropical Storm Alex was estimated near latitude 17.3 north…longitude 86.1 west. Alex is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph…15 km/hr and this motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours. On the forecast track…the center of Alex will approach the coast of Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula tonight and will move across the peninsula on Sunday and into the southern Gulf of Mexico Sunday night and Monday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph…75 km/hr…with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible
before Alex moves inland tonight. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles…185 km primarily to the north and east of the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb…29.62 inches.