CONE, MODELS, RADAR: Tropical Storm Alex officially forms east of Florida

Blob that pounded south Florida with heavy rain becomes first named storm of the season

ORLANDO, Fla.Potential Tropical Cyclone One has officially developed into Tropical Storm Alex after moving over the Atlantic Ocean. While still disorganized, enough organization occurred overnight to become a tropical storm.

Here’s why the blob of heavy rain and wind was not named even though it brought tropical storm conditions to South Florida.

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As of Sunday at 5 a.m., Alex was 270 miles East Northeast of Fort Pierce, Florida, traveling northeast at 22 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. On the forecast track, the tropical storm is expected to pass near or just north of Bermuda Monday.

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Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the island of Bermuda.

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Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 and now covers weather on TV and all digital platforms.