Subtropical system likely this weekend near the Bahamas
The National Hurricane Center and WINK Weather Team will be monitoring an area of low pressure this weekend for subtropical development. It’s looking more likely that we’ll have a subtropical depression or storm near the Bahamas by Monday.
Here’s how it could form: deep tropical moisture will be situated across South Florida and the Keys later this week along a stalled front. An area of low pressure will gradually develop along the front in the Bahamas and push northeast. This system could then become subtropical or a hybrid, gathering power and energy from both the water and atmosphere in the Atlantic Ocean.
Right now, the area of low pressure has not yet formed. Once it does, we’ll get a better idea of exact timing and potential development. Models do have a current disagreement on specific track and timing.
Residents along the east coast of Florida should prepare for higher-than-normal wave heights and hazardous beach conditions.
The first storm name of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is Arthur.