ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A low pressure system, located several hundred miles (kilometers) southwest of Bermuda, has become a subtropical storm.
The National Hurricane Center on Monday tweeted that Subtropical Storm Andrea had a "well-defined center" with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph (64 kph), which extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km0.
The Center said chances that Andrea would strengthen were near 100 percent. The center planned to update its forecast later Monday. The storm poses no threat for the Florida Peninsula.
"Subtropical Storm Andrea will continue to grow and get a little bit stronger, but it will continue to go to the north," said FOX 35 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Richards. "The official forecast goes up, away, and bye-bye, although it is interesting that this is already mid-May, and we have a brand-new, named subtropical system."
Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1. You can track any developments with the storm at OrlandoHurricane.com or through the FOX 35 Weather app (see links below).
The area of low pressure was located near latitude 29.5 North, longitude 68.7 West, or about 300 miles (485 km) southwest of Bermuda. The storm is moving toward the north near 12 mph (19 km/h). A decrease in forward speed and a turn to the northeast is expected on Tuesday, followed by an eastward motion by Tuesday night.
On the forecast track, the center of Andrea is expected to remain southwest or south of Bermuda during the next day or two.