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Upcoming hurricane season to have 'above-normal' activity

Posted at 6:44 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 18:44:00-04

(WTXL) — Coronavirus is at the top of mind for most right now, but in just two months, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will officially begin.

According to a report from Accuweather, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to have an above-normal season.

Dan Kottlowksi, AccuWeather's top hurricane expert, and a team of other meteorologists released a 2020 Atlantic hurricane forecast this week.

The team predicts that we'll see 14 to 18 storms this upcoming season, with two to four of those storms making impacts to the U.S.

Of the predicted storms, seven to nine are expected to become hurricanes, while two to four could strengthen into major hurricanes.

Hurricane season begins on June 1 and lasts until November 30. The 2019 season had 18 named storms, matching 1969 for the fourth most-lively season in the past 150 years.