WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —
NOAA, the organization which oversees the National Hurricane Center, is predicting an active hurricane season for 2021.
The forecast was released Thursday. NOAA is predicting 13-20 named storms. Fourteen named storms are expected on an average year. Six to 10 hurricanes are predicted in 2021, with seven storms being the average. Three to five major hurricanes are expected, with three storms being the average. The announcement comes as the National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring a disturbance near Bermuda, which is expected to strengthen, and possibly become the first named storm of 2021 - well before the start of hurricane season, which is June 1.