Subtropical Storm Melissa forms off northeastern U.S. coast

Posted at 11:12 AM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 11:15:08-04

Subtropical Storm Melissa, a nor'easter located southeast of the New England coast, has formed Friday morning.

According to the 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Melissa is packing 65 mph winds and is moving toward the south-southwest near 3 mph.

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WPTV Meteorologist Glenn Glazer said Melissa is producing heavy rainfall, rough surf, and coastal flooding for the northeastern U.S.

The good news is that it will move east, away from the U.S. on Saturday. There is no threat to Florida.

Gradual weakening is expected over the next couple of days, and Melissa is forecast to lose its subtropical characteristics by Saturday night, according to the NHC.