The Atlantic hurricane season ends today. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says more named storms formed in the Atlantic this year than any other El Niño year in the modern record.
A disturbance is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm when it's expected to hit North Carolina late Friday, forecasters said, posing flooding and other threats as far north as New Jersey.
A 51-year-old motorist in Searsport, Maine, died in the storm Saturday after a large tree limb fell on his vehicle.
The powerful Category 3 storm is restrengthening as it moves northwest, but currently poses no immediate threat to people on land, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Late Tuesday night, a tropical storm watch was in effect in Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique and Dominica. More advisories could begin rolling in for the Lesser Antilles islands.
Nicole was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday morning, shortly after making landfall in Florida, officials at the National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday and left 1 million people without electricity. Now it's on a collision course with Florida over warm Gulf waters expected to strengthen it into a catastrophic Category 4 storm.
The storm was located about 630 miles off the coast of French Guiana on Saturday. There's a slight chance it could hit Bermuda, but modeling currently shows it's likely to miss the island.
More people have died from unsafe use of generators after hurricanes than storm surge since 2017. The National Hurricane Center wants to focus attention on generator safety.
In a postseason review of last year's hurricane season, NOAA meteorologists upgrade Zeta to a "major" Category 3 storm. It hit New Orleans and southeast Louisiana on Oct. 28.
Forecasters used nine Greek letters to name the final storms of last year's Atlantic hurricane season. This year, the National Hurricane Center has a new plan.
Named storms have formed in the Atlantic before the official June 1 start of hurricane season in each of the last six years. The National Hurricane Center is discussing starting the season in May.
There's only been one other year — 2005 — that Greek names have been needed. The National Hurricane Center on Friday announced storms called Alpha and Beta have formed in the Atlantic.
The hurricane could begin affecting South Florida as early as late Friday night and could increase in strength to a Category 2, DeSantis says. North Carolina and Virginia also declared emergencies.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center monitor storm systems in the ocean long before they threaten land, and often identify tropical cyclones...