Hurricane season is weeks away, but storm could be brewing in Atlantic

The official start of the 2019 hurricane season is June 1, but forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said a potential tropical storm could form this weekend or early next week, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

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The Hurricane Center said an area of low pressure is expected to form several hundred miles south of Bermuda and gave it a 30% chance of becoming a tropical storm over the next five days.

Forecasters said if a tropical cyclone forms, it is expected to move north or northwest.

Credit: NOAA

Credit: NOAA

If the storm's wind speed reaches 39 mph, it will be named Tropical Storm Andrea.

Hurricane season runs through Nov. 30.

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