Alex had weakened to a tropical storm by the afternoon of July 1, 2010, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. Located some 220 miles (355 kilometers) west of La Pesca, Mexico, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles (65 kilometers) per hour. Alex was expected to dissipate over Mexico’s high terrain overnight July 1–2, but was still bringing heavy rain to much of the country.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of Tropical Storm Alex at 12:55 p.m. Central Daylight Time (17:55 UTC) on July 1, 2010. Storm clouds cover most of Mexico and southwestern Texas, but Alex appears less organized than it did the previous day. North is to the upper left, and black lines delineate coasts and borders.