(PM)- A tropical disturbance brewing southwest of Bermuda has developed into the first named storm of the 2019 hurricane season.
The storm, named Subtropical Storm Andrea, is expected to dissipate within the next 48 hours after making a turn close to Bermuda. No further strengthening of the storm is expected.
No impact is expected to the mainland United States at this time. Any impacts to Bermuda will be minimal as the National Hurricane Center is suggesting a five to ten percent chance of tropical storm force winds (>39mph or >34kts).
Rough surf and rip currents will affect the island during the day Tuesday into Wednesday.
Andrea continues the trend of storms forming before hurricane season begins. This is the fifth consecutive year a named storm formed before the official start of hurricane season, June 1st.