That is why The National Hurricane Center is watching this area and giving it a high chance to form into a subtropical depression or storm no later than Sunday.
"An area of low pressure is expected to develop this weekend to the northeast of the Bahamas", the NHC wrote in a tweet.
"If the system were to develop, it would likely be a subtropical depression or subtropical storm", CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen says. "Later in the weekend and early next week, the system is expected to move generally northeastward over the western Atlantic", NHC forecaster John Cangialosi said in a 3 p.m.
June 1 is the official start to the hurricane season and lasts through November 30. Subtropical storms are those that have characteristics of both tropical and non-tropical weather systems.
Tropical Storm Ana was the first early storm to form in May 2015, followed by Hurricane Alex in January 2016 and Tropical Storm Bonnie in May 2016. Rough weather is expected to spread northward along parts of the East Coast through the rest of the weekend and early next week.
The system was becoming better defined, according to the hurricane center, but the rain and storms associated with it were still disorganized.
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Invest 90L has an 80% chance of tropical or subtropical cyclone formation within the next 48 hours and 5 days.
While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center will provide its seasonal outlook for the Atlantic basin on May 21, researchers at Colorado State University are predicting an above-average hurricane season this year, citing the likely absence of El Niño as a primary factor.
The disturbance has the potential to bring heavy rainfall to portions of east central Florida through tonight, forecasters said.
"Looks like true "rainy season" pattern with steamy sun, PM storms each day ahead", Setzer said. Forecasters warned of risky surf and rip currents along the southeastern shorelines as the storm makes its way north. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in April 2017, succeeded by Tropical Storm Alberto in May 2018 and Tropical Storm Andrea from past year.
Most hurricane forecasters are calling for an unusually active 2020 hurricane season.