A low pressure system southeast of Bermuda could develop into a subtropical storm during the next few days. At 9:00 a.m. EST on Monday the center of the low pressure system was located at latitude 24.0°N and longitude 55.0°W which put it about 855 miles (1380 km) southeast of Bermuda. The low pressure system was moving toward the north at 5 m.p.h. (8 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 40 m.p.h. (65 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 50 m.p.h. (80 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 1005 mb.
A low pressure system southeast of Bermuda has the potential to develop into a subtropical storm this week. There is already a strong surface circulation around the low pressure system. The surface low pressure system is located northeast of an upper level low. Bands of showers and thunderstorms were occurring in the northern and eastern parts of the surface low pressure system. Bands in the southern and western parts of the surface low consisted primarily of showers and lower clouds.
The low pressure system southeast of Bermuda will move through an environment somewhat favorable for the development of a subtropical storm during the next 48 hours. The low pressure system will move over water where the Sea Surface Temperatures are near 26˚C. It will move under the northeastern part of an upper level low. The upper level low will produce southeasterly winds that will blow across the top of the surface low. Those winds will cause some vertical wind shear. The vertical wind shear will likely make the environment unfavorable for the development of a tropical storm. However, the wind shear may be weak enough to allow for the surface low to make a transition to a subtropical storm. The National Hurricane Center is indicating there is a probability of 40% that the surface low pressure system develops into a subtropical storm during the next five days.
The upper low will steer the surface low pressure system slowly toward the northwest during the next 48 hours. On its anticipated track the surface low pressure system will remain far to the southeast of Bermuda.