The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially starts Saturday.
The six-month hurricane season is predicted to be near-normal by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with 9 to 15 named tropical storms expected to form.
Of those, 4 to 8 should strengthen into hurricanes.
A tropical storm becomes a hurricane once its sustained winds reach 74 mph.
A typical season sees 12 tropical storms, of which 6 become hurricanes.
In April, meteorologists at Colorado State University estimated 13 tropical storms will form, 5 of which will become hurricanes.