MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- A hiccup of sorts in the upper-level disturbance pattern in the open Atlantic has allowed the formation of a subtropical depression Wednesday.
The first system being officially tracked by the National Hurricane Center this year had peak winds of 35 mph, based on satellite data. The subtropical depression is just more than 800 miles from the Azores and is moving north at 12 mph.
Plenty of upper-level wind movement and cold air is entrained in the circulation of low pressure, which is expected to hinder any effort for strengthening or becoming a tropical, warm-air disturbance. Dissipation as a formal subtropical depression is projected Thursday, but the low-pressure area that remains may continue a northerly movement, leading to wind and precipitation impacts for coastal New England and the Canadian Maritimes by the weekend.