‘Ana’ expected to form in the Atlantic
The NBC2 First Alert Hurricane Tracking Team continues to monitor an area of low pressure in the Atlantic, which is showing signs of becoming better organized and could develop into Subtropical Storm Ana in the next two days.
The area to watch is currently a non-tropical system about 800 miles east of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center now gives the system a 70% chance of developing in the next two days and a 90% chance of developing in the next 5 days.
The good news is the storm will stay out to sea and will not be a threat to Florida or the U.S. mainland. Likely soon-to-be Ana will make a west-to-south loop over the next couple days near Bermuda before getting scooped up by a cold front forecast to move off the U.S. East coast this weekend.
If it strengthens enough into a Subtropical Storm, the first name on the list is Ana. Early forecasts indicate that Hurricane Season 2021 will be more active than normal. NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is releasing their official forecast today at 12:30 p.m., so you can count on NBC2 to bring you that forecast.
If Subtropical Storm Ana were to develop, it would be the 7th year in a row that a named storm formed before June 1.