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- The fifth named storm of the season has formed in the North Atlantic.

The latest storm, Ernesto, fits the bill in terms of weaker intensity in most storms seen so far this season. Eventually, the track of Ernesto will take it near Ireland and Scotland this weekend.

The system is no threat to the US, forming in a similar place in the Central Atlantic Ocean as its predecessor Tropical Storm Debby.

Lane is expected to become a hurricane Thursday and could become a major hurricane on Saturday, forecasters say.




Tropical Depression Five is likely to become a tropical storm later today.

Hurricane-force winds extend 25 miles from the center of the storm, while tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles. Typically, the wind field on a sub tropical storm is wider than a tropical storm.

Hurricane Chris bucked the trend but Alberto, Beryl, Debby, and now Ernesto all acquired a mix of upper level cold core temperatures along with low level warm center. Even though the outlook has been adjusted to lower numbers, we haven't reached the peak of the Hurricane Season.

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