Andrea, 1st named storm of Atlantic season, downgraded to depression

Subtropical Storm Andrea formed in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center announced Monday evening. (Source: National Hurricane Center)
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(Gray News) – Subtropical Storm Andrea, which formed in the Atlantic Ocean Monday, has been downgraded to a subtropical depression.

It was the first named storm of 2019, coming a few weeks before the Atlantic hurricane season officially begins.

Andrea was about 280 miles west-southwest of Bermuda, traveling north at 8 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour as of 11 p.m. ET, according to the National Hurricane Center.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Andrea is not expected to pose a threat to the United States.

The storm is expected to dissipate into a remnant low by Tuesday while it moves to the southwest or south of Bermuda.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The formation of Andrea marks the fifth year in a row that the first Atlantic system has developed before the official start of the season, according to The Weather Channel.

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