And even though the forecast calls for it to fizzle, it's interesting nonetheless.
The term "subtropical" means the system now lacks the symmetrical characteristics of most tropical storms. The late summer and early fall is considered the better time-frame for tropical storms to develop. In some ways it's a distinction without a difference for everyone but meteorologists.
The system is still no direct threat to land, and it will likely not last long even if it does become a subtropical/tropical storm.
It is moving north at 8 miles per hour.
Ernesto is centered about 695 miles (1,120 kilometers) southeast of Canada's Cape Race, Newfoundland, and is moving north near 8 mph (13 kph).
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Lane is forecast to become a hurricane on Friday and could become a major hurricane on Saturday.
Hurricane season peaks in September and does not end until November 30th.
As the drier air moves out by the weekend, tropical moisture is set to return.
As of the 5 pm advisory on Thursday, Subtropical storm Ernesto remains over the open central Atlantic waters.
Also of note, is smoke from the California wildfires can be seen surrounding Subtropical Depression Five.