Alex deepened overnight and became a hurricane this morning. As of 21UTC today, Alex was packing winds to 75 knots with hurricane force winds extending outward about 20NM east of the center. During the next 12-24 hours Alex should transition back into an extratropical storm low. Alex is expected to maintain hurricane strength while passing near or over the Azores early Friday.
Post-Tropical Alex will turn northwestward, later westward and may regain hurricane force winds as an extratropical storm between the 16th and 17th.