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.
A subtropical storm has a less defined and cooler center than a tropical storm and its strongest winds aren’t located in its center.
"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.
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.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expected to release its initial outlook for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season on Thursday.