Alex has current wind speeds of 60 mph.
A surprising fact about Alex: for the past four advisories, Alex has stayed nearly in the same place! But after eighteen hours of wobbling, Alex is finally going somewhere.
Oh, and as I found out; there is no state in Mexico called Rio Grande! Oops!
I'd say if shear is kow enough, then Alex might make it to category 3 strength by Thursday. But it won't make landfall until Saturday. Again, it will landfall south of Texas.