Eye on the tropics: Some development possible off East Coast

Eye on the tropics: Some development possible off East Coast

Eye on the tropics: Some development possible off East Coast

Hurricane season doesn't begin until June 1, but there is the potential of some subtropical development around the Bahamas as soon as this weekend.

A developing tropical disturbance could become the first named storm of 2020 by next week according to the National Weather Service.

The system has a 50 percent chance of formation during the next five days.

June 1 is the official start to the hurricane season and lasts through November 30.

"Environmental conditions appear conducive for this system to acquire some subtropical characteristics as it moves northeastward through Sunday", the hurricane center said in a post on Twitter Tuesday morning. If it does develop, they NWS will give the new storm the name "Arthur".

"We're going to have 10 million masks in reserve by the time the hurricane season starts", Moskowitz said.

Warm Atlantic Ocean temperatures will make it easier for tropical storms and hurricanes to develop.

Forecasters with AccuWeather predict 14 to 20 named tropical storms and hurricanes this year.

A storm has to have winds of at least 39 miles per hour to get a name, and the first name on the 2020 storm list is Arthur.

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