June 28, 2010 - Alex Update & Severe Weather Potential

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

Tropical Storm Alex gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico and his track moves further north. In addition, severe weather is possible in the Valley...read all about it in today's blog!

As of 11AM Monday, Tropical Storm Alex is packing 60 mph winds and continues to strengthen - Alex will likely reach hurricane strength in the next 24 hours. The track of Alex has shift further north - as we were expecting - for a landfall close to the Texas/Mexico border. Some computer models indicate that landfall will be further north and east of that. While the track moving north and east is bad news in itself, taking that track would also give Alex more time over the warm Gulf waters and could allow for further intensification.

Back to the Valley, severe weather is making headlines again. The possibility of strong to severe storms moving through the Valley and Highlands with damaging winds and large hail continues through the late afternoon and evening hours. We can expect most of the storm activity from 2pm through 8pm.

Although Monday is Day 10 of our heat wave, and the 13th day we've hit 90 degrees this month, it will be the last. We'll gradually cool down Tuesday with a major cool down expected for Wednesday through Friday. Seasonal temperatures return for the holiday weekend as we stay dry.

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