(CMR) The official start of the hurricane season is still a week away, but the first-named storm is already taking shape over the Atlantic Ocean. Subtropical Storm Ana formed just east of Bermuda Saturday with sustained winds of 45 mph.
AccuWeather forecasters had been monitoring an area of low pressure since early in the week. Ana developed 200 miles northeast of Bermuda early Saturday morning and is slowly moving to the west-southwest at around 3 mph.
According to AccuWeather, the storm is expected to maintain that general speed and direction of movement through Saturday before taking a more northward turn for the end of the weekend.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda.
Meteorologists do not expect Ana to develop into anything stronger than its current status; however, breezy conditions with showers are likely to impact Bermuda.
“Heavier rain and stronger winds will likely stay to the northeast of the islands,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty explained.