This June 28, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) GOES satelite image shows Tropical Storm Alex as it continues to intensify. Authorities issued hurricane warnings in Texas and northeastern Mexico as forecasters predicted Tropical Storm Alex churning in the oil-marred Gulf would reach hurricane strength Tuesday. (AFP/NOAA)

A sign warns of Tropical Storm Alex approaching the coast, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in Port Isabel, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Alex Now a Hurricane, May Continue to Strengthen 06.30.2010 Tropical Storm Alex intensified by 11 p.m. EDT on June 29 and became the first hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Season. NASA satellites continue to provide visible, infrared and microwave satellite data to forecasters to help the National Hurricane Center forecast Alex’s intensity and track, and NASA’s Aqua satellite flew over Alex hours before it became a hurricane yesterday.