(WWLP) – The Atlantic hurricane season got off to an early start this year after the first named storm developed this past weekend.
The Atlantic hurricane season usually runs from June 1 through November 30.
NOAA released its outlook for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season on Thursday and it’s looking like it could be an active one. The outlook predicts a 60 percent chance of an above-normal season.
The forecast calls for 13 to 19 named storms. On average, there are just 12 named storms during the hurricane season.
Six to 10 of those storms could become hurricanes and three to six of them could become major hurricanes, which would be a category 3, 4, or 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher.
The first name on the list for this year’s season was Arthur, which already formed as a tropical storm. Next will be Bertha and the last name on the list this year is Wilfred.
Arthur is no longer a tropical storm and things are quiet in the tropical Atlantic at least right now.