While the cleanup from Hurricane Laura has only just begun along the Gulf Coast, forecasters are monitoring at least three disturbances for tropical development heading into the busiest month of hurricane season.
According to the National Hurricane Center, an area of low pressure is forecast to form off the southeastern coast of the U.S. in a day or two.
A tropical depression is then likely to form by the middle of the week while the system moves northeastward, parallel to the coast before heading away from land. The NHC gives a 70% chance the system forms somewhere over the next five days.
NOAA forecasters are now calling for up to 25 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher; of those, seven to 10 could become hurricanes. Among those hurricanes, three to six will be major, classified as Category 3, 4, and 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher.