First named storm of 2019 Hurricane season forms in the Atlantic

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed northeast of the Bahamas.

Subtropical Storm Andrea is expected to move to the northeast, away from the United States, over the next few days.

According to Live 5 Meteorologist Joey Sovine, Andrea will likely dissipate by Wednesday or Thursday.

As of Monday night, Andrea was moving north at 14 mph.

Monday night report

The center of Subtropical Storm Andrea was located near latitude 28.8 North, longitude 68.7 West.

“The storm is moving toward the north near 14 mph (22 km/h).,” NHC officials said."A decrease in forward speed and a turn to the northeast is expected on Tuesday, followed by an eastward motion by Tuesday night."

The current forecast track has the center of Andrea is expected to remain southwest or south of Bermuda during the next day or two.

A report by the National Hurricane Center states that winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts, and slight strengthening is possible overnight.

“Weakening should begin late Tuesday, and Andrea is expected to dissipate on Wednesday,” NHC officials said."Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) northeast of the center. The Air Force Hurricane Hunters measured a minimum central pressure of 1006 mb (29.71 inches)."

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