Just over 2 weeks before the official start of the 2019 hurricane season an area of low pressure is expected to form east of the Bahamas and may develop into the first tropical storm of the year.
Should it achieve tropical storm status (minimum sustained winds of 39 MPH) it would be given the name Andrea.
The system is being given a 30% chance of development over the next five days by the National Hurricane Center in Miami and is expected to head north or northwest and not pose a threat to South Florida.
Stay with Storm Central on air and online at 850wftl.com for the latest
NEW: A special outlook has been issued for an area of low pressure that is expected to form several hundred miles S or SW of Bermuda late this weekend. Thereafter, gradual development of this system into a tropical or subtropical cyclone is possible. More: https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/8ekC6s3yQM
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) May 17, 2019