HOLT, Fla., May 22, 2021—The first tropical system of the 2021 hurricane season has formed in the Atlantic.
Subtropical Storm Ana was announced by the National Hurricane Center with a 5 a.m. tropical weather outlook.
This marks the seventh consecutive year a system has formed before the official June 1 season start, kicking off what forecasters are predicting to be another above average hurricane season.
Located a couple hundred miles northeast of Bermuda, Ana is forecast to move north-northeast and remain at sea.
Increasing wind shear, dry air and colder water temperatures should cause the storm to gradually weaken tonight and Sunday, according to the NHC.
The second low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico has moved over southeastern Texas before developing into a tropical depression.
Given the complete saturation of soils with ongoing river flooding along the Texas and Louisiana coastal areas, these rains could lead to flash, urban and additional river flooding across this region, according to the NHC forecast.