We finally have our first named storm of the hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin! Tropical Storm Alex has maximum winds of 65 MPH and a central pressure of 988 MB. The storm will continue to track northeast at 26 mph.

Alex will move over the warm waters of the Atlantic. Sea surface temperatures currently range from the upper 70s to low 80s, this will help keep it sustained as a tropical storm through Tuesday. Although Alex will not have any direct impact on the United States, it will lead to high surf along the east coast.

NOAA Forecasting Above-Average Hurricane Season

The next tropical system that develops will be Bonnie. The Hurricane Season began on June 1st and will continue through November 30th.