The low pressure system we've been tracking the past few days has now become Subtropical Storm Andrea. This makes it the first named storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season forming a few weeks before the official start of the season on June 1.
The storm has slowly become a "warm core" low pressure system meaning that it has slowly gained some tropical characteristics. This is why it is referred to as a subtropical storm and not a tropical storm.
For more on Subtropical Storm Andrea, you can visit the National Hurricane Center's website at www.nhc.noaa.gov and stay tuned to News 14 Carolina for the latest.