5th named storm forms in Atlantic, no threat to U.S.

5th named storm forms in Atlantic, no threat to U.S.

The National Hurricane Center said the storm was 630 miles southeast of Newfoundland, heading north-northeast at 10 mph and packing maximum-sustained winds of 40 mph, as of late Wednesday night.

The subtropical depression is expected to become Subtropical Storm Ernesto later Wednesday.

NHC Subtropical Depression Five August 2018

So why is it considered subtropical and why are these types of storms given names?

Dry air, cool water and high upper level winds have hindered pure tropical low pressure systems only to favor types of storms that resemble mid-latitude or extratropical storms.

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Thanks to dust coming from the continent of Africa, that's helping to contribute to a drop in expected storms for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

A faster northeastward motion is forecast for Thursday and Friday, meteorologists said.

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Forecasters are tracking a new named storm in the Eastern Pacific that is forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane.

It was moving west at about 13 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour. Debby was also classified as a Subtropical Storm.

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So, you're feeling pretty good about all this - we're approaching the peak of hurricane season and you haven't had to think about those shutters or emergency supplies yet.

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