MIAMI - (WITN) NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says they expect a less active hurricane season than it originally predicted in May.
NOAA now says there will be between 9 and 13 named storms, between 4 and 7 of those will become hurricanes, while they predict there could be between zero and two major hurricanes.
Back in May, they predicted between 10 and 16 named storms, between 5 and 9 hurricanes, and 1 to 4 major hurricanes.
So far, the season has seen four named storms, including two hurricanes.
“There are still more storms to come – the hurricane season is far from being over. We urge continued preparedness and vigilance,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.