Ana, now a tropical depression, drifts northeast over the Atlantic

Tracking the Tropics

MIAMI (AP/WFLA) — The first named Atlantic storm of the season is posing no threat to land and is expected to dissipate in a few days. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Ana has transitioned to a tropical depression and is drifting northeast over the Atlantic Ocean after bringing rain to Bermuda.

Ana was located about 540 miles northeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, the hurricane center said in a 5 p.m. advisory. It was moving northeast at 17 mph.

The system was expected to speed up as it moves northeast, and then dissipate by Monday, forecasters said.

Ana was the first named storm in the Atlantic this year, though hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1. Meteorologists expect the 2021 season to be busy, but not as crazy as the record-breaking 2020 season.

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