HOUSTON, TX - Even though we've already experienced one named tropical system this year called Alberto, today marks the official start of 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a normal to above-average season.
U.S. forecasters predict that we could see 10 to 16 named storms. Out of those, five to nine could become hurricanes. One to four of those could actually develop into "major" hurricanes, which means Category 3 strength or higher.
In 2017. there were 17 named storms, including Harvey, Irma and Maria – which devastated the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico.
Hurricane season officially ends Nov. 30.