National Hurricane Center Monitors System in Atlantic, Expected to Become First Named Storm of 2021 Hurricane Season

By  //  May 20, 2021

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Hurricane season begins June 1

National Hurricane Center is monitoring a system in the Mid-Atlantic Ocean that is showing signs of developing into the first named storm of the 2021 hurricane season. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center is monitoring a system in the Mid-Atlantic Ocean that is showing signs of developing into the first named storm of the 2021 hurricane season.

The low pressure system located about 650 miles east-northeast of Bermuda is now moving northward, and recent satellite wind data indicate that the system has gale-force winds.

The low is expected to turn westward and west-southwestward over warmer waters tonight and Friday, and it will likely become a subtropical cyclone near and to the northeast of Bermuda on Friday.

After that time, the system is expected to move toward the north and northeast into a more hostile environment by late Sunday into Monday.

The system has a 90-percent chance to formulate into a tropical storm over the next five days and 80-percent chance in the next 48 hours.

The low pressure system located about 650 miles east-northeast of Bermuda is now moving northward, and recent satellite wind data indicate that the system has gale-force winds. (NHC Image)

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