Andrea becomes first 2019 subtropical storm in Atlantic

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Credit: WINK News.

It’s official. National Hurricane Center confirms Andrea is the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season Monday.

As of 6:30 p.m., there are no watches or warnings along the coast of the state. The storm is moving northeast at about 14 miles per hour with maximum winds near 40 mph.

Tracking subtropical storm Andrea in the Atlantic Ocean. Credit: WINK News.

According to NHC, Andrea could strengthen slightly through Tuesday but then is likely to weaken and get absorbed by a cold front Wednesday.

NOAA shared a satellite image earlier Monday of Andrea before the storm officially became recognized as subtropical.

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