Tropical Weather

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August 3rd
"Alex" is the first hurricane of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm is centered about 75 miles south-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Top sustained winds are 75 miles-an-hour. Alex is moving northeast at nine miles-per-hour, parallel to the coast.

There's a hurricane warning for the North Carolina shore.

Forecasters say "Alex" could brush the Outer Banks but its strongest winds are expected to remain offshore.