Subtropical storm Andrea forms, then fizzles out days before 2019 hurricane season begins

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season got off to an early start when the first named storm formed Monday and quickly fizzled a day later over the Atlantic, southwest of Bermuda.

The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday afternoon that subtropical storm Andrea had weakened to a subtropical depression while maintaining a northward motion over the western Atlantic. Andrea has sustained winds that have weakened to 35 mph, and is located about 280 miles west-southwest of Bermuda, moving north at 8 mph.

"Continued weakening is forecast, and Andrea is expected to degenerate into a remnant low by this evening," the NHC said.

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A subtropical storm has a less defined and cooler center than a tropical storm and its strongest winds aren’t located in its center.

Subtropical storm Andrea formed southwest of Bermuda on Monday, but has already fizzled out.

Subtropical storm Andrea formed southwest of Bermuda on Monday, but has already fizzled out. (Fox News)

"The first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic season formed yesterday evening in the Atlantic – Subtropical Storm Andrea is about 300 miles southwest of Bermuda, but will be short-lived as it is forecast to be absorbed by a cold front tomorrow," Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean said Tuesday.

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Although there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, the Miami-based NHC said people in Bermuda should monitor the storm's progress for the next few days

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and this year includes the names: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van, and Wendy.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expected to release its initial outlook for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season on Thursday.