Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the Open Atlantic

Hawaii forecasters watching Tropical Storm Lane

Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the Open Atlantic

AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said no other tropical development is expected in the Atlantic basin through at least early next week.

By the end of this week, the third subtropical storm of the year could be named Ernesto.

The possibility for Ernesto comes less than a week after the Climate Prediction Center reduced its forecast to reflect a below average hurricane season. And, good news, this will be the second system in a row that will have absolutely no impact to the United States of America.

It is centered around 695 miles southeast of Canada and it is feared that it could grow into a major hurricane by Saturday.

This morning, Lane had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour but it is expected to strengthen over the next three days as it travels west, said Derek Wroe, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Honolulu. Additional strengthening is possible this week.

You can stay on top of the latest tropical information with the WLOX Weather App anywhere and anytime. The post-tropical cyclone is forecast to merge with a frontal zone associated with a larger extratropical cyclone over the North Atlantic in 3 to 4 days.

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