AccuWeather forecasters are monitoring the Southwest Atlantic for potential tropical developments earlier this week.
The Atlantic Basin has been quiet since Barry hit Saturday, July 13, when a hurricane struck the coast of Louisiana.
A concentrated accumulation of downpours and thunderstorms near the central Bahamas could attempt to brew into a more organized tropical system off the coast of the Southeastern United States in the coming days.
The Tropical Appearance Monitoring by AccuWeather meteorologists took place on July 22, 2019, near the eastern Bahamas. (RAMMB)
This function will continue northwest through the Bahamas before turning north to Tuesday and then northeast near the southeastern coast of Florida.
"There is only a chance that it will develop into a tropical dip before turning northeast and merging with a halting cold front along the southeast coast of the US mid-week," said lead weather forecaster Adam Douty of AccuWeather.
Regardless, residents and visitors to the central and northwestern Bahamas will notice an increase in showers and thunderstorms on Monday.
The rains may graze on Miami and West Palm Beach on Monday night through early Tuesday, but the southeast will be stormier on Tuesday when the cold front drops south.
The front will make significant southbound progress in July, transporting cooler and less humid air along the Interstate 85 corridor down to I-10 in the lower Mississippi Valley.
However, some thunderstorms may get heavier over the Carolines on Tuesday.
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"With the front lying along the southeast coast and over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, it is possible that a tropical or subtropical system will develop later this week or weekend," said Douty. "This is only a small possibility, but should be considered in the coming days."
A subtropical storm has both tropical and non-tropical characteristics.
"Subtropical storms tend to be a bit crooked and may contain dry pockets of air near the center," said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. "However, in terms of impact, they can also bring about heavy rains, harsh sea and surf conditions, and strong winds, just like their true cousin in a tropical storm."
"Tropical development along a deadlocked frontier This is usually a slow process, so the question remains open as to whether the feature has enough time to develop before heading northeast is pulled from the coast into cool water, "explained Douty.
19659003] Even if a tropical depression or a named storm does not take shape, the front will bring a long stretch of increased showers and thunderstorms to the Florida Peninsula later this week.
The showers and thunderstorms can also sweep the beach-goers along the coast, disrupting the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas at this time.
Recent signs suggest that a more organized tropical system will survive the week off the coast. Along part of the southeastern coast, rainfall is still increasing, and the southwestern Atlantic is criss-crossed by rough seas.
Outside the Southwest Atlantic, there are no further signs of development throughout the Atlantic remainder of the basin this week.
Given the hurricane season in mid-August and September, all residents of areas affected by hurricanes will be asked to consider what precautions should be taken when a storm threatens.  The next named storm in the Atlantic is called Chantal.
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