Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) are monitoring two low pressure systems, one located over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico less than 100 miles from the southwest coast of the Florida peninsulaÃ‚ and another about 820 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands.
The NHC givesÃ‚ each system a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
In its latest forecast for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National WeatherÃ‚ Service has reiterated its call for a very active season.
NOAA estimates a 70 percent probability of: 14-20 named storms; 8-12 hurricanes, of which 4-6 could be major hurricanes.
NOAA said atmospheric and oceanic conditions now in placeÃ‚ over the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea are very conducive to hurricane formation and it expects these conditions to persist through the season’s peak months of August to October.
So far this season three storms have formed in the Atlantic, including the first June hurricane (Hurricane Alex) to form in more than a decade.
Check out the latestÃ‚ NHC graphic below: