The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday slightly downgraded its May 23 hurricane season outlook but said the season still is on track to generate above-normal storm activity and could be very active.
The updated outlook calls for a 70 percent chance of 13 to 19 named storms — tropical storm strength or greater — with six to nine of those becoming hurricanes. Three to five of those could be major hurricanes, of at least Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, with top sustained winds of at least 111 mph.
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