Forecasters say more hurricanes this year; possible Depression in Atlantic

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Research has shown that storms forming east of the Caribbean before August signal high hurricane activity when the meat of the hurricane season arrives from August to October.

Invest 94-L continues to track west-northwestward across the eastern Atlantic Ocean with sustained winds of 35 miles per hour.

A tropical low in the Atlantic Ocean is likely to turn into a tropical depression sometime this week, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.

A low pressure area about 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is likely to become a tropical depression or tropical storm later today or Thursday, just as forecasters at Colorado State University bump up their forecast for tropical activity during the hurricane season that ends November 30.

Forecasters say more hurricanes this year; possible Depression in Atlantic

A tropical disturbance in the middle of the Atlantic that's been dubbed "Invest 94L" could become the Atlantic's fourth named tropical storm of the year - Don. In other words, there is plenty of time to watch this one. The forecast now calls for 15 named storms over the course of the season.

They say there is a 70 percent chance it will get organized into a tropical depression over the next 48 hours.

2017 has so far seen three named storms: Tropical storms Arlene, Bret, and Cindy.

Warm temperatures in the Atlantic provide fuel for developing cyclones, said Klotzbach.

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