A rope cloud marks the demarcation of a cold front currently over the Atlantic ocean. Though it is a weakening front, the feature is still made more visible (by the rope cloud) due to converging winds at the front.
Looks like there’s a storm a brewin’ in the gulf! Expect it to get organised and start to show signs of tropical development more between tomorrow and early tuesday. HOWEVER, there is a cold front that will come down on Tuesday and just kill all tropical development then it will form into a line of storms and go across florida (just ahead of the weather formed by the cold front (mid-latitude cyclone)). After that the stuff going across florida will track up the coast getting to New York area and joining with the weather from the mid-latitude cyclone on Wednesday causing precipitation in New England through early Friday.
Check out this infrared satellite image of a low pressure system that is currently just south of Alaska. From a satellite view, after a frontal system begins to or has occluded, the clouds look kind of like an apostrophe like it does here. (Occlusion is when the cold front meets the warm front from behind).
High pressure over Kentucky keeping the skies clear, clouds and rain still working their way out of New England. Cold front working it’s way down over the lakes as a warm front pushes up through the central states. Out west… Rain rain rain.. Florida keep an eye as that stationary front works it’s way north for a wet weekend!