The Sunshine State is not shining all the time. Even though hurricane season has not officially started, there are already tropical storms in sight. The National Hurricane Center has named Andrea as the first storm of the hurricane season.
The subtropical storm that developed late Monday evening in the Atlantic has sustained winds of 40 mph and is less than 300 miles west-southwest of Bermuda. Even though South Florida is looking sunny and clear for Memorial Day Weekend this could change. After all, Florida weather is always unpredictable.
This storm had already shown signs of waning and is expected to dissipate by Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center has not issued any warnings to Andrea. However, it has advised people from the island of Bermuda to keep an eye.
Andrea is the first subtropical storm detected this season and it was predicted before the official hurricane season started which is June 1st.
Alberto was another storm that developed last year in May 25th and struck the Florida Panhandle during Memorial Day weekend.
According to NPR, this storm was considered subtropical as it is interacting with an upper-level low-pressure system to its west, has a relatively large radius of maximum wind, and its overall appearance in satellite images.
At the moment, there is no danger for the Miami area but Floridians should keep an eye for tropical weathers and warnings.