UNDATED (AP) — U.S. government forecasters say they expect the Atlantic hurricane season to be busier than they first thought. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its hurricane outlook Wednesday. Forecasters now expect 15 to 21 named storms, with seven to 10 becoming hurricanes. This hurricane season started busy with Elsa forming as the earliest named fifth storm on record, but since then the tropics have been silent. Hurricane season runs through Nov. 30, with peak hurricane season going from mid-August to mid-October.
Photo: FILE – This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, upper left, in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. At center is Tropical Storm Isaac and at right is Hurricane Helene. (NOAA via AP)