The Atlantic has been quiet as the U.S enters what is typically the busiest part of the hurricane season.
Thus far, just three named storms – Alex, Bonnie Colin – have formed, and all the storms have remained relatively weak.
None of them have reached the 75-mile-per-hour threshold for hurricane status.
According to Fox Weather, more than two months into the season, the basin has produced four named storms and at least one hurricane.
Generally, in a La Niña cycle, the Atlantic has no problems producing multiple cyclones.
The climate pattern – which has the opposite effect of El Niño – has resulted in some of the busiest years on record in the basin.
Nevertheless, Fox Weather Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross says that the season can change on a dime, highlighting Aug. 20 as the date was hurricane season “tends to really kick in.”
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast an above-average season, marking the seventh consecutive above-average season.
In July, forecasters at Colorado State University predicted that an additional 17 tropical cyclones could develop.
In a previous forecast in June, the school predicted a total of 20 named storms, including 10 hurricanes.
The climatological peak is Sept. 10.
The hurricane season runs through Nov. 30.
The National Hurricane Center said a weak low pressure area over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity.
The system will move inland over southern Texas on Sunday