Tropical Storm Alex is losing its tropical cyclone characteristics, transitioning to a classic extratropical low pressure system now. Alex passed by Bermuda overnight and is now in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Advisories related to Alex are no longer in effect.
As of the latest update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the center of Tropical Storm Alex was located near latitude 34.7 North and longitude 62.2 West which is roughly 220 miles northeast of Bermuda. Alex is moving toward the east-northeast near 29 mph and this general motion is expected to continue into Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 60 mph with higher gusts. The estimated minimum central pressure is 993 mb or 29.33 inches.
The NHC says that due to the lack of central convection and ongoing wind shear, some weakening and continued loss of tropical characteristics are likely today. The NHC cautions, though, that the cyclone will probably maintain some of its intensity for the next day or so due to baroclinic processes. In 36 hours or so, the global models depict the post-tropical low merging with an extratropical cyclone over the north Atlantic, bringing an end to the life of Alex as a cyclone.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic hurricane basin, the National Hurricane Center expects no tropical cyclone development anywhere for at least the next 5 days.
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1 and runs through to the end of November.