A new subtropical depression is now getting better organized about 525 miles south of Bermuda, marking the seventh Atlantic cyclone of a particularly quiet 2014 hurricane season.
Subtropical Depression Seven is now a subtropical storm — one with a name very familiar to Central Floridians — Fay.
Unlike the last storm named Fay, which caused severe flooding in Central Florida in 2008, this system is posing no threat to Florida or anywhere on the U.S. East Coast.
Bermuda, however, has been put under a tropical storm watch.
Subtropical Storm Fay Advisory
11 p.m. — Fay expected to pass east of Bermuda Saturday night.
Watches and Warnings
The Bermuda Weather Service has issued a tropical storm watch for Bermuda.
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Discussion and 48-hour outlook
At 11 p.m., the center of subtropical storm Fay was located near latitude 25.9 north, longitude 64.5 west.
Fay is moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph.
A gradual turn toward the north and an increase in forward speed are expected on Saturday, followed by a turn toward the northeast and a further increase in forsward speed on Sunday.
On the forecast track, the center of Fay is expected to pass east of Bermuda Saturday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible tonight. Gradual weakening is expected Saturday night and Sunday.
Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 140 miles mainly to the north of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1,000 mb or 29.53 inches.
Hazards affecting land
Wind: Tropical storm conditions are possible on Bermuda late Saturday.
Rainfall: subtropical storm Fay is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches across Bermuda.
Surf: Large swells generated by subtropical storm Fay will affect portions of the south-facing shores of Bermuda by Saturday. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Complete advisory: 5 a.m.