The first hurricane in the Atlantic this year has made landfall approximately 100 miles south of the Texas border with Mexico. Hurricane Alex has sustained winds of around 100mph making it a Category 2 hurricane.
The image to the left is from the Brownsville, Texas NEXRAD radar. You can see well to the south the eye of the hurricane as it moves over Mexico. Besides the hurricane force winds, the impact area is also preparing for a strong storm surge and extremely heavy rain that could lead to flooding over a large area.
As the storm moves on to the northwest, it’s possible some of the remnants could affect Iowa’s weather next week. While that’s still up in the air, it could mean more rainfall for the Upper Midwest next week so it bears watching.