Alex weakens to tropical depression over Mexico

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Alex has weakened to a tropical depression, but the cyclone is expected to regain strength in the coming days as it moves out over warmer waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that Alex could eventually become a hurricane. Its current track has it making landfall again later in the week over Mexico, well away from the area in the Gulf of Mexico where BP PLC is trying to stop a massive oil leak.

On Saturday, Alex swept through the Yucatan Peninsula and Belize with torrential downpours. Alex is centered about 85 miles (135 kilometers) south of Campeche, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph (55 kph).

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