CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – So far there hasn’t been a lot of activity in the tropics this year but that could be changing.
NOAA is now forecasting a 60 percent chance of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. They are now calling for 14 to 21 named storms, 6 to 11 hurricanes, and 2 to 5 major hurricanes.
The main reason for the increase is the record-warm sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic right now.
The 22News Storm Team will keep a close look at the tropics into the peak of the hurricane season over the next couple of months.