The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) came out with their 2019 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Outlook. The Atlantic Basin covers the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico.
NOAA is predicting 9-15 Named Storms, 4-8 Hurricanes and 2-4 Major Hurricanes (Category 3 or higher). Colorado State is another group that forecasts tropical development. They are saying 13 Named Storms, 5 Hurricanes, and 2 Major Hurricanes. On average, we see 12 Named Storms, 6 Hurricanes, and 3 Major Hurricanes.
Earlier this week, Subtropical Storm Andrea formed in the Atlantic but quickly dissipated. The next named storm will be Barry.
Tropical season for the Atlantic Basin officially starts on June 1st running through November 30th.