ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Melissa is weakening as it moves eastward across the Atlantic, located about 370 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Winds are at 45 mph and the storm is moving east at 14 mph.

Tropical storm force winds extend out 60 miles from the center.

The storm will likely become a remnant low by tonight or early Monday.

Melissa formed Friday morning south of New England in the western Atlantic. It is the 13th named storm this year.

It was a subtropical storm but was reclassified as a tropical system Saturday evening.

There are no watches or warnings at this time.


Here in Central Florida, long period swells generated by Melissa will cause life-threatening rip current threats and rough surf. A high rip current threat continues today for the Atlantic beaches.

Atlantic hurricane season runs through November 30.