The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has initiated advisories on Joyce, the latest named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Located over open waters, Subtropical Storm Joyce is not expected to impact any land. This is the first time since 2008 that there’s been four named storms in the Atlantic at one time.
As of 5pm AT, the center of newly formed Subtropical Storm Joyce was located near latitude 34.3 North, longitude 41.9 West. The storm is moving toward the southwest near 6 mph. The NHC expects this slow motion to continue over the next few days. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. The NHC expects Joyce to transform into a tropical storm by Thursday and strengthen some when it does so. For now, winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
At this time, Joyce isn’t expected to hit land. That could change over time as the storm heads east towards the Azores.