New predictions for the season increases hurricane possibilities.
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season begins today and runs through Nov. 30.
NOAA predicts a near-normal 2019 hurricane season.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration upgraded Hurricane Michael to a category 5 storm announced in a report released today.
Florence and Michael have been retired from the hurricane name rotation because of the destructive nature of both 2018 storms.
The predictions are in: 13 named storms, 5 hurricanes and 2 major storms are forecast for this year's season.
With a few hours still to go before landfall, Michael continues to strengthen.
NOAA lowered its 2018 hurricane season predictions.
NOAA forecasters give the 2018 hurricane season a better-than-average chance of being near or above norma.
Weather events for 2017 included floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, fires and freezes, and even snow for this area.