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2019's first named storm develops in Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Andrea, southwest of Bermuda
Posted: 6:43 PM, May 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-20 22:51:06Z
Subtropical Storm Andrea forecast track (11pm 05/20/2019)
Subtropical Storm Andrea satellite image (05/20/2019)

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- — A wave of disturbed weather southwest of Bermuda has enough organization to claim the hurricane season's first name.

Subtropical Storm Andrea is located about 330 miles southwest of Bermuda, with peak winds of 40 mph. The system is moving north at 14 mph.

Andrea is called a subtropical storm because it has a defined low-pressure circulation, but contains a mix of cool and warm air. A tropical cyclone is a purely warm-cored storm system.

Andrea will not pose a risk to the mainland United States. The storm is projected to move north, then east, then will merge with a cold front and lose its identity.