TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Hurricane season hasn't officially begun but the first named storm of the season has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, though it shouldn’t impact the U.S.
Subtropical Storm Andrea has formed in the western Atlantic Ocean with sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.
It is moving north and the National Hurricane Center says it will move away from the U.S.
“There are no issues here,” said FOX 13’s meteorologist Dave Osterberg. “For us [in Tampa Bay], it’s just going to be a very hot week.”
By Wednesday, it is expected to be absorbed by a cold front, and is not likely to develop any further.
It won't stick around long, but the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is here. Sub-tropical storm Andrea is a 40 mph storm between the Bahamas and Bermuda but should dissipate by Midweek.https://t.co/XZO7pOrOHA pic.twitter.com/k6AUXRpzKv— National Weather Service (@NWS) May 20, 2019
Otherwise, as of Monday morning, the tropics are quiet. The hurricane season technically begins on June 1.