Alex is well on its way to becoming a hurricane on Tuesday.

Alex will spend 2 to 3 days over the Bay of Campeche (extreme SW Gulf of Mexico) and is now forecast to be a Cat 2 hurricane with an outside chance of becoming a Cat 3.

For the first time Alex is following a true NW path, but is still expected to swing back WNW for a landfall in NE Mexico, south of Brownsville, TX., late Wednesday or early Thursday.

Small swells from Alex will make it to the oil spill recovery area and to our area beaches. This should not affect oil recovery efforts at sea, but COULD push some oil ashore, depending upon swell size and duration.

 These swells could be arriving as early as Tuesday.