NEW ORLEANS — The tropical Atlantic remains quiet.
There are no organized tropical systems in the Atlantic basin and none are expected to develop through at least Friday of this week.
The combination of dry, dusty air and moderate wind shear will keep all tropical waves across the main developmental region weak through the upcoming week.
2019 Hurricane Season Outlook
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 10 to 17 named storms. It says five to nine of them will become hurricanes and two to four of those would become major hurricanes with 111 mph winds or higher.
Colorado State University, which pioneered hurricane season predictions, is forecasting 14 named storms, 7 to become hurricanes and two to hit