Lorenzo, located over the central part of the Atlantic Basin, will not affect North America.
Steering winds will guide the system on a northeasterly path taking it away from the Caribbean, the United States and Bermuda.
According to AccuWeather.com Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski, "Disruptive winds will go to work on the system at midweek, causing it to weaken."
Those winds have remained in place and continue to weaken the system. As of the midday hours Thursday, Lorenzo had been downgraded to a tropical rainstorm.
Lorenzo became a tropical storm late Monday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2013.
While the number of hurricanes this season is well below average, there have been an above-average number of tropical storms.
As of Thursday morning, Oct. 22, 2013, there have been 12 systems that have reached at least tropical storm strength this season in the Atlantic with Humberto and Ingrid being the only systems to reach Category 1 hurricane status.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, from 1851 to 2012, on average there have been one to two tropical storms and about one hurricane from late October through the end of November. The total seasonal average number of tropical storms in the Atlantic is 10 with six hurricanes.
As far as any near-land concerns for tropical systems across the globe, Hurricane Raymond in the Eastern Pacific will impact part of Mexico, and Typhoon Francisco is expected to make a direct hit Japan late this week.
The area in the western Caribbean to the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, which are favored areas during late October into November, will be watched for any signs of development in the coming weeks.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Downpours will spread from the lower Mississippi Valley to eastern and central Texas early this week, delivering needed rain but raising the concern for flash flooding.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States early this week.
Thousands of structures, including a wildlife refuge home to more than 400 animals, are threatened by the Sand Fire in Southern California.
St. Bonaventure, Quebec (1975)
A tornado struck in the early morning hours wiping out 65 percent of the town, killing 3 persons and injuring 45. 300 persons were left homeless, and at least 100 buildings were destroyed.
Lawton, OK (1990)
A thunderstorm cluster brought 11" of rain.
Washington, DC (1991)
A total of 3" of rain from heavy thunderstorms.