`Bret' aiming for Corpus Christi


Sunday, August 22nd 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Brownsville-AP) -- The National Weather Service says Hurricane
Bret seems to be taking aim for Corpus Christi.

Forecasters predict the powerful storm could make landfall there
as early as this evening.

Forecasters say Bret -- bearing winds of 135-miles-per-hour --
still presents a threat of heavy rains on Mexico's northernmost
Gulf coast.

But they say the danger to Mexico is lessening as the storm
moves north.

At 2 a-m Bret was centered about 125 miles southeast of
Brownsville.

The storm is expected to slow down as it turns a bit to the
northwest.