An area of disturbed weather is showing increased signs of further organization and now has a greater than 50% chance of becoming a tropical depression. This is currently a non-tropical gale and is associated with a frontal system. The system has steadily developed tropical or sub-tropical characteristics. The National Hurricane Center is stating that if this system loses its frontal characteristics then the potential for it to become a tropical or subtropical storm within the next 48 hours.
One interesting point is that the winds speed at the center of this system is already at 55 mph which is the same as Tropical Storm Mirinae in the Pacific. The system already has windspeed that far exceeds tropical storm force and once the circulation becomes more pronounced could quickly become a named storm.