According to the National Hurricane Center, there are currently four waves developing in the Atlantic storm basin that could potentially turn into storms. The news comes less than a week after Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane.
One wave off the coast of Georgia has a 70 percent chance of developing into a named tropical storm, which the National Hurricane Center expects to occur by the middle of this week. It should track away from the East Coast, however.
Another wave in the eastern Caribbean Sea has an 80 percent chance of developing into a named storm within the next five days. It is currently travelling west at 15-20 miles per hour, and it could strengthen as the week progresses, posing a potential threat to people in Jamaica, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and the Yucatan peninsula.
The third wave is in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, and the fourth is forming on the west coast of Africa. Both waves have a much lower chance of developing into named storms, but they are being monitored.
The next tropical cyclone will be named Nana, and it has the potential to be the earliest N-named storm in history. The 2020 hurricane season is one of the most active on record, and it is on track to break the record for the most named storms ever. Plus, the peak of hurricane season, September 15, has yet to arrive.