Subtropical Storm Ana formed in the Atlantic Ocean early Saturday morning, becoming the first named storm in the Atlantic this year, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Ana was located about 200 miles northeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, the NHC said in a bulletin at 8 am ET.

The system is expected to continue its slow and erratic movement and then dissipate within a few days, forecasters said.

A tropical storm watch was in effect for Bermuda.

Although the hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until June 1, meteorologists are on the lookout for Ana and another storm that could be named for her next week, neither of which is a current threat to South Florida or the East. from the United States.

A disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico could produce heavy rains in parts of Texas and Louisiana over the next few days.

The Atlantic hurricane season will be more active than normal, according to NOAA. Janet Bolívar with the details.

As of 8 p.m. Friday, the system was about 150 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, with maximum sustained winds between 30 and 35 mph, but radar images show rain and thunderstorm activity is limited, according to the National Hurricane Center.

This is the seventh consecutive year a named storm has formed before the official start date of the hurricane season.

Forecasters expect an active season, but not as active as the record-breaking 2020 season.

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