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It's not hurricane season yet, but something's brewing in the Atlantic

Don't worry. It's not going to be an issue here in Texas. But it is a reminder that hurricane season is just about here.

HOUSTON — Hurricane season is just a little over two weeks away and if you need a reminder, look over in the Atlantic.

First off, don’t worry – there's no threat to us. But there’s a system of low pressure that could develop this weekend a couple hundred miles northeast of the Bahamas.

The atmosphere is ripe for the system to get subtropical characteristics as it moves to the northeast through Sunday.

Right now, the chance of formation through the next two days is zero. But it’s got a 50 percent chance of developing over the next five days.

By this weekend, the system is expected to be a few hundred miles off the east coast before racing off to the northeast by Monday.

If it’s named, it’ll be Arthur.

Not too unusual for a named storm in May

It’s not too unusual for a tropical system to develop in May. It’s the most likely month to see an out-of-season tropical storm.

The forecast for this hurricane season is 16 named storms, with eight becoming hurricanes. Four of the hurricanes are expected to be major, which is Category 3 or more.

Last year, we had Last year, we had 18 named storms, with six hurricanes. Three of those were major hurricanes.


Welcome to Weather School! Today Meteorologist David Paul is teaching us how tropical systems form as our team of meteorologists are tracking a tropical system may form this weekend. If you have any questions, post in the comments below and we will read them aloud to David. PAST WEATHER SCHOOLS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8dbGrLmbw8

Posted by KHOU 11 News on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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