First named system in the tropics has dissipated

Andrea lasted just under 21 hours

By Mark Collins - Meteorologist, Rebecca Barry - Meteorologist

First named storm of the 2019 hurricane season has dissipated. Lasting all of 20 hours, this sub-tropical system was absorbed by a second sub-tropical low pressure.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Less than a day after forming over the western Atlantic, becoming the first named storm of the 2019 hurricane season, subtropical storm Andrea has weakened to a depression.

Maximum sustained winds have slowed to near 35 mph with further weakening expected as the depression is predicted to break up by Tuesday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 11 a.m., the center of the subtropical depression was located roughly 280 miles west-southwest of Bermuda. Its path is anticipated to move north with a turn toward the northeast and east later on.

Currently, there are no active coastal warnings or watches, but those living in Bermuda should continue to track the depression's progress.

There are growing indications that another sub/tropical system may form in the first week or two of June, stay alert to the tropics!

The massive area in purple represents what we typically see with forming tropical storm / hurricanes This is for the Wednesday May 29th, 2019

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