Shelby: Subtropical depression poses no threat to land

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Subtropical Storm Ernesto formed Wednesday with winds of 40 miles an hour, according to the National Weather Service.

The subtropical depression is expected to become Subtropical Storm Ernesto later Wednesday. The late summer and early fall is considered the better time-frame for tropical storms to develop.

Our next storm system will get closer to us Friday, and that will result in a better chance of some afternoon storms. It is located over the open waters in the north-Atlantic Ocean and is continuing to move away from the United States.

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Ernesto is the fifth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The 5-day forecast track of Tropical Storm Lane, as of 11 a.m. today, in the Eastern Pacific.

It was centred about 645 miles (1,035 kilometres) east-southeast of Canada's Cape Race, Newfoundland, and moving northeast at 18 mph (30 kph). With the dust contributing drier air into parts of the atmosphere, that's not a good thing when it comes to a tropical wave looking to develop. We are near the peak of the season, but the rest of the Atlantic is expected to be quiet for the next week or so.