A disturbance located off of the U.S. East Coast is being monitored by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida for signs of possible tropical cyclone development.
In a Tropical Outlook issued earlier today, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) described the area of concern. According to the NHC, the area of disturbed weather is centered a few hundred miles off the southeast U.S. coast. This disturbance is forecast to move northeastward and a non tropical low pressure system is expected to form over the weekend. According to the NHC, significant development is not expected, however, they say the system could briefly acquire some subtropical characteristics when it moves over the Gulf Stream on Sunday.
Once the system moves beyond the Gulf Stream into colder waters, no additional development of the system is expected.
Because of the limited time of possible development of this system, the NHC puts low odds on actual tropical cyclone development. In the last Tropical Outlook, the NHC says there’s only a 10% chance of tropical cyclone formation over the next 48 hours and over the next 5 days.
There are no other areas of concern within the Atlantic Hurricane Basin. The season, which started on June 1, runs through to the end of November.