Designated Invest 96-L, the system was about 350 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands Sunday morning.
The US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) is monitoring a "vigorous" tropical wave which has a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next day or so.More news: Teaser Trailer for Toy Story 4 Released
If it further intensifies into a named storm, it would be called Patty. It could become a cyclone by the middle of the week, stated Stacy Stewart, one of the Center's hurricane specialists.
"It hasn't even really developed into anything yet", McMichael said."Conditions are becoming more favorable for something to develop".
The chance of formation through the next 48 hours is 50 per cent, while that increases to 90 per cent over the next five days.More news: Major oil producers to consider output cuts after price slide
It said shower and thunderstorm activity have increased Monday and that the forecast is for the disturbed weather pattern to pass westerward to west-northwestward passing near the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the southeastern Bahamas during the next few days.
The current track of the storm is aligned to hit Florida.
It's been a cold weekend across the Carolinas and many people along the East Coast may already be planning their Thanksgiving menus for next week, but that doesn't mean Hurricane season is over.More news: One dead in stabbing rampage in Melbourne
Alberto formed before the season's official beginning on June 1, making it the fourth year in a row with a storm before the season's official start on June 1.