(AP) – July 22, 2008 -- Forecasters say Dolly has become a hurricane and is heading toward southern Texas and northeastern Mexico. Dolly was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday afternoon and some strengthening is forecast before landfall Wednesday.
At 5 p.m. the center of the storm was located about 165 miles east-southeast of Brownsville, Texas.
Dolly is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph, and maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph. A hurricane warning is in effect for the coast of Texas from Brownsville to Corpus Christi and in Mexico from Rio San Fernando northward.
Dolly upgraded to a category 1 hurricane
July 22, 2008