SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean should be near-normal through the 2016 hurricane season. NOAA released its prediction Friday morning.
The administration gives a 70 percent chance for the development of 10 to 16 named storms, four to eight of which could become hurricanes.
The outlook predicts a 45 percent chance for a near-normal season, a 30 percent chance for above-normal and a 25 percent chance for below-normal.
NOAA said climate signals that influence the formation of storms is making it difficult to predict what will happen this season.