The Atlantic Hurricane Season is here once again, beggining on June 1 and ending on November 30.
Every year, forecasters include the number of named storms which are expected to occur.
These forecasts also include the number of hurricanes and major hurricanes expected.
This year, they predict an above-average season.
This means 2022 is the seventh consecutive year an above-average hurricane season has been predicted.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts between 14 and 21 named storms, and between 6-10 of those becoming hurricanes.
Of those 10, NOAA said three to six could become major hurricanes (category 3, 4, or 5).
Already, forecasters are already tracking activity in the tropics where a large area of disturbed weather located near the Yucatan Peninsula is interacting with an upper-level trough over the Gulf of Mexico and producing a broad region of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the system is likely to become a tropical depression, possibly a tropical storm, by the weekend as it moves northeastward into the northwestern Caribbean Sea, southeastern Gulf of Mexico, and crosses the Florida Peninsula.
“Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is likely across portions of southeastern Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala, and Belize during the next couple of days, spreading across western Cuba, southern Florida, and the Florida Keys on Friday and Saturday,” the center said.