First Atlantic Tropical or Subtropical Depression or Storm of 2019 Could Form South of Bermuda Early This Week

Chris Dolce
Published: May 20, 2019

A broad area of low pressure has formed south of Bermuda, and it could become the first Atlantic tropical or subtropical depression or storm of 2019.

The National Hurricane Center has highlighted an area several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda for a high chance of development through Tuesday. If a tropical or subtropical depression or storm does develop, it would be short-lived since a cold front is likely to absorb the system rather quickly.

Potential Development Location

This potential system is no threat to the United States. Bermuda could see some locally heavy rain and gusty winds, but overall, major impacts are not expected.

Andrea will be the name given to the first Atlantic storm of 2019.

The official start of the hurricane season is June 1, but sometimes storms form before that date. We've seen several examples of this in recent years, including Tropical Storm Alberto last May.

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