This could be another year of above-average hurricanes

The east coast could be in for a sixth year of more hurricanes than usual.

Researchers at Colorado State University say that the outlook points to an active season, but below last year. They predict seventeen named storms and eight hurricanes.

The average is twelve named storms.

By contrast, DTN forecasts twenty named storms, with nine becoming hurricanes. The outlet also expects upper-level air flows will steer more storms to the northeast.

The season runs June 1st through November.