ORLANDO, Fla. — There’s a 90% chance that we’ll have our first named system before the official Atlantic hurricane season begins next month.
As of Wednesday, it’s a non-tropical low moving toward the warmer waters northeast of Bermuda. When it gets there sometime on Friday, Channel 9 meteorologists said it’s likely to strengthen into a sub-tropical storm.
With that, it would be the first named system of the year, called Ana.
That would make this the seventh straight year we’ve seen a pre-season named storm. Hurricane season officially begins June 1.
After it nears Bermuda, the system is forecast to move northeast and weaken over the weekend as it encounters a more hostile environment. It is no threat to Florida or the U.S.
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