(NECN/KTRK: South Padre Island, Texas) - Rain from Hurricane Alex hit South Padre Island Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
The National Hurricane Center said the storm was downgraded from a Category 2 to a Category 1 as it moved inland over northeastern Mexico -- about 100 miles south of the Texas border.
The hurricane center reported early Thursday that the storm had sustained winds of 85 mph. It says Alex is expected to weaken as it moves further inland.
Video courtesy of KTRK. Material from The Associated Press used in this report.