Subtropical Storm Teresa has formed north of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean.
Located at 34.5N 64.5W, the center of Teresa is located roughly 155 miles due north of Bermuda. With maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, Teresa is moving to the northwest at 14 mph. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb or 29.77″.
According to the National Hurricane Center which just classified the system as a subtropical storm, Teresa should slow its forward motion and turn toward the north by Saturday. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 36 hours; in about two days, the National Hurricane Center expects the storm to dissipate.
Due to its location and forecast track, there are no advisories for the storm at this time.
Teresa is expected to remain a subtropical storm and not transition to a tropical storm. Subtropical cyclones originate over tropical or subtropical waters and have a closed circulation about a well-defined center. In comparison to tropical cyclones, the maximum winds with a subtropical storm occur relatively far from the center and have a less symmetric wind field and distribution of convection.
With a busy hurricane season underway, the National Hurricane Center may exhaust its list of storm names. After Teresa, only Victor and Wanda remain. Unlike in previous years where the NHC would switch over to letters of the Greek alphabet, this year they would pull from an extra list of names in alphabetical order. A decision was made earlier this year to change the naming process when the first batch of names is used up. Should a storm beyond Wanda require a name, the next storm name to be used would be Adria.