A swirl of clouds located well east of the Jersey Shore has caught the attention of meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. While there is a chance it could develop into a tropical or subtropical storm, those odds are low and will quickly fade over time.
According to the National Hurricane Center, shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a well-defined low pressure system located about 320 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has become better organized today. The low is now moving slowly eastward over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, and if this recent development trend continues, the National Hurricane Center says a short-lived subtropical depression or subtropical storm could form later today or tonight.
If this system were to develop into a named storm, it would be called Dolly.
However, even if it does become a storm, it won’t last long. As the system moves away from the Gulf Stream and closer to cold North Atlantic waters, it will quickly weaken. As it moves north and east, it is projected to gradually fade away and not impact any landmass.