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Atlantic hurricane season: Where do tropical storms form in July?

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Midway through the summer, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season continues to be one of the most active on record.

So far, the month of July has had two named tropical storms.

On July 5, Tropical Storm Edouard become the earliest fifth-named storm on record. Tropical Storm Fay became the earliest sixth-named storm when it formed off the East Coast on July 9.

2020 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON FORECAST: HERE ARE 3 BIG TAKEAWAYS

While July has slightly higher historical tropical storm activity than June or May, generally water temperatures are still a bit on the cool side.

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Hurricane season peaks from late August through early October. (Fox News)

The majority of big storms happen from August to October.

The worst of the season still likely lies ahead, with September historically being the most active month.

Where could tropical activity develop in July?

Storms that form in late July and into early August usually do so in a few areas.

2020 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON NAMES: HERE’S THE FULL LIST FROM ARTHUR TO WILFRED

Water in the Gulf of Mexico warms faster than the Atlantic, making it a breeding ground for tropical activity.

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Where tropical development tends to happen in the Atlantic basin for the month of July. (Fox News)

Shallow water just north of the Bahamas and an area just east of the Lesser Antilles are other early-season hot spots for tropical development.

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The important takeaway from all this is that we are early in a projected busy season.

While six named storms have developed so far, forecasts call for 13 to 19 named storms during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

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A look at the forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season and what’s happened so far as of mid-July 2020. (Fox News)

As the season progresses and water temperatures rise, future storms will strengthen, becoming hurricanes and major hurricanes.

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This forecast is well above the average of 12 named tropical stormssix hurricanes, and three major hurricanes during the season.

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The names of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Fox News)

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season will include the names: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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US reaches 10th billion-dollar weather disaster by end of June 2020

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Halfway through 2020 and the billions of losses from weather disasters have added up for another year in a row.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Wednesday that through the end of June 2020, 10 separate billion-dollar disasters were recorded in the country.

“This makes 2020 the sixth consecutive calendar year where 10 or more billion-dollar weather events occurred — a new record, according to experts from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information,” the agency stated.

JUNE 2020 WAS ‘TORNADO DROUGHT,’ FEWEST NUMBER OF US TWISTERS IN NEARLY 70 YEARS, FORECASTERS SAY

The 10 disasters so far in 2020 were all due to severe storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging winds and hail across more than 30 states, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast.

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The location of the 10 billion-dollar disasters so far in 2020. (NOAA)

A total of 80 people have died in weather disasters since January.

The deadliest and greatest amount of damage, estimated at $3 billion, was reported over Easter Sunday and the following Monday when an outbreak of at least 140 tornadoes from Texas to Maryland was reported, including 3 EF-4s, 12 EF-3s, 20 EF-2s, 77 EF-1s, and 28 EF-0s.

A total of 35 deaths were linked to the severe weather outbreak on April 12 and 13. The damage was extensive and highly destructive to many homes, vehicles and businesses across more than a dozen Southeast and Eastern states.

One week after that Easter Sunday outbreak, another round of tornadoes killed four in Mississippi and two in Alabama. That same week, a total of seven people were killed after tornadoes tore through parts of TexasOklahoma and Louisianasplintering buildings and overturning a semi-truck on an interstate, leaving some $1.1 billion in estimated damages.

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Damage after the tornado tore through Nashville, as seen from a Metro Nashville Police Department police helicopter on March 3, 2020. (Metro Nashville Police Department)

The tornado and severe weather outbreak across the Nashville area in early March were blamed for 25 deaths and $2 billion in estimated damages, including many homes, businesses, vehicles, 90 planes and numerous buildings at the Nashville airport.

TORNADO SEASON DEADLIEST SINCE 2011 AFTER SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAKS IN TENNESSEE, SOUTH

So far in 2020, storms have struck in heavily populated areas, such as near Nashville. Severe weather outbreaks in the Southeast have higher odds of being deadlier than in the Plains, where the population is more spread out.

An analysis of tornado destruction so far this year also shows that it’s been dark during several of the tornadoes.

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Comparing the amount of billion-dollar disasters so far in 2020 with recent other years. (NOAA)

According to NOAA, 2020 is also tied with 2011 and 2016 for having 10 disasters within the first six months of the year but trails the record set in 2017, which was 11 events by end of June.

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In reviewing data from 1980 to 2020, weather disasters classified as severe storms make up around 15 percent of total disaster costs.

Tropical cyclones – hurricanes and tropical storms – make up over 50 percent of the costs. An above-average hurricane season forecast may push the disaster bill even higher in 2020 if the U.S. mainland sees severe impacts.

According to NOAA, the U.S. South, Central and Southeast regions experience a higher frequency of billion-dollar disaster events than any other region.

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A worsening drought across the West and the threat of wildfires later this year may also add to disaster bills.

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Current drought conditions across the West. (Fox News)

Data from NOAA shows that since 1980, drought has cost an estimated $252.7 billion in damages.

Wildfires in California in recent years, particularly in the fall, have also resulted in billions in damages.

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Tropical system may develop off Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic; likely to become Fay

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An area of disturbed weather over the Southeast is expected to get better organized over the next couple of days and possibly develop into the next tropical storm.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said the “elongated” low-pressure system is located along the coast of northeastern South Carolina, producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the Atlantic.

Over the next 48 hours, the NHC said as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, the system has a 60 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone.

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The low-pressure system will move off the Mid-Atlantic coast Wednesday night into Thursday and could gain tropical characteristics as it moves northward, hugging the East Coast.

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The next tropical storm may develop off the East Coast over the next few days. (Fox News)

The NHC said over the next five days, there’s a 70 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm once over water on Thursday or Friday.

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Regardless if the system becomes a tropical storm, heavy rain, flooding, and gusty winds are likely along the East Coast over the next few days.

Very warm waters and the Gulf Stream would provide plenty of energy for a tropical or subtropical system.

If it would develop into a named storm it would be the sixth of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and have the name “Fay.”

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The names of storms for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Regardless of tropical classification and if it becomes Fay, heavy rain, flooding, and gusty winds are likely along the East Coast from the Mid-Atlantic to New England.

2020 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON FORECAST: HERE ARE 3 BIG TAKEAWAYS

The NHC said that gusty winds are also possible in the Outer Banks of North Carolina through Thursday.

Updated outlook by researchers calls for up to 20 named storms for 2020

An already busy Atlantic hurricane season is expected to stay active, with researchers on Tuesday saying that up to 20 named storms are in the forecast.

The updated forecast from Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project calls for 20 named storms, including the five tropical storms that have already formed.

Of those storms that develop the rest of this season, nine are forecast to become hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or more, with four becoming major hurricanes, capable of inflicting devastating damage.

“One reason for continued active Atlantic hurricane season forecast from CSU is warmer than normal ocean temperatures in tropical and most of subtropical Atlantic,” CSU hurricane research scientist Phil Klotzbach said on Twitter. “Warmer water provides more fuel for storms and are also associated with more unstable atmosphere and lower pressure.”

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Klotzbach cited factors such as the odds of an El Nino this summer and fall to be “extremely low” and a “very active” West African monsoon.

“More robust easterly waves and more conducive upper-level winds for hurricanes in the tropical Atlantic are typically associated with active monsoon,” he said Tuesday.

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What you should about this year’s 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Fox News)

The last time that CSU researchers predicted 20 or more named storms was an August update to the 2005 hurricane season that broke records. The 2005 hurricane season was the busiest on record, with 28 named storms, including 15 hurricanes, four of which hit the United States, including Katrina and Rita.

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Hurricane season peaks from late August through early October. (Fox News)

The updated forecast from CSU researchers follows other outlooks that called for an active hurricane season.

Forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said in May they were predicting 13 to 19 named storms during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

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The 2020 hurricane season forecast from NOAA. (Fox News)

This forecast is well above the averages of 12 named tropical stormssix hurricanes, and three major hurricanes during the season.

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The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and will include the names: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred.

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Tropical Storm Edouard forms in far North Atlantic, enters the record books

An area of disturbed weather over the North Atlantic Ocean strengthened into the latest tropical storm on Sunday night and made its way into the record books.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said a tropical depression near Bermuda strengthened Sunday night into Tropical Storm Edouard.

The storm is moving quickly northeastward at 36 mph with maximum sustained gusts of 40 mph. It is located about 530 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

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The tropical storm isn’t going to present any threat to any landmass as it will continue moving to the northeast over the Atlantic over the next couple of days.

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The forecast track of Tropical Storm Edouard. (National Hurricane Center (NHC))

“Little significant change in strength is forecast before Edouard is forecast to become post-tropical later today or tonight,” the NHC said Monday morning.

While Edouard is well away from any landmasses, the storm has still made its way into the record books.

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Tropical Storm Edouard is seen in satellite imagery over the North Atlantic on Monday, July 6, 2020. (NOAA/GOES-East)

Colorado State University hurricane research scientist Phil Klotzbach said on Twitter that Edouard is the earliest fifth Atlantic named storm on record. The previous record was Emily, which formed on July 12, 2005.

The formation of the latest tropical storm continues the pattern of above-average activity that forecasters have been calling for this hurricane season.

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Named tropical storms so far this 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Fox News)

Two tropical storms in May and one in early June impacted the Gulf Coast, Southeast, and Midwest. A fourth system, Dolly, formed out at sea last month.

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While Emily in 2005 ended up being a Category 5 hurricane and the prior storm Dennis was a Category 4 storm, the early-season activity in 2020 hasn’t yet turned out to be too intense.

“All of the Atlantic storms so far in 2020 have been relatively weak and short lived,” Klotzbach noted.

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There are as many as 13 to 19 named storms predicted during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said in May.

Six to 10 of those could develop into hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or more, and three to six could even become major hurricanes, capable of inflicting devastating damage.

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The 2020 hurricane season forecast from NOAA. (Fox News)

This forecast is well above the averages of 12 named tropical stormssix hurricanes, and three major hurricanes during the season.

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The list of names for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Fox News)

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and will include the names: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred.

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Tropical Depression 5 accelerates away from Bermuda, may become next tropical storm

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An area of disturbed weather is quickly moving away from Bermuda on Sunday but still may become the next named tropical storm, according to forecasters.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) In Miami said Sunday morning that Tropical Depression Five is moving northeast at 21 mph and is located about 185 miles northeast of Bermuda.

The system has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, with higher gusts.

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According to forecasters at the NHC, the system could become a tropical storm during the day on Sunday or into the evening hours before becoming a post-tropical system on Monday.

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Tropical Depression Five moves away from Bermuda in this satellite image on July 5, 2020. (NOAA/GOES East)

If the system does become a tropical storm, it will have the name “Edouard.”

“Little change in strength is forecast today,” the NHC said.

The system is bringing gusty winds in and around Bermuda, which should decrease through the afternoon.

Showers associated with the system may bring up to 3 inches of rain to Bermuda, but also decrease through the afternoon.

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Tropical Depression Five may become a tropical storm at some point on Sunday. (National Hurricane Center (NHC))

The storm is continuing to move out into the Atlantic, away from any land.

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If Edouard does form from this system, it will continue the above-average activity that forecasters have been calling for this hurricane season.

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Named tropical storms so far this 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Fox News)

Two tropical storms in May and one in early June impacted the Gulf Coast, Southeast, and Midwest. A fourth system, Dolly, formed out at sea last month.

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There are as many as 13 to 19 named storms predicted during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said last month.

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The list of names for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Fox News)

Six to 10 of those could develop into hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or more, and three to six could even become major hurricanes, capable of inflicting devastating damage.

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The 2020 hurricane season forecast from NOAA. (Fox News)

This forecast is well above the averages of 12 named tropical stormssix hurricanes, and three major hurricanes during the season.

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Hurricane season peaks from late August through early October. (Fox News)

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and will include the names: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, and Wilfred.

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Millions of US homes face greater flood threat than previously known, new analysis shows

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Millions of properties nationwide are at risk of severe flooding over the next three decades, but their neighborhoods are not included on federal disaster-preparedness maps, according to an analysis released Monday.

The study from the First Street Foundation, a nonprofit research and technology group, examined flood risk data for more than 142 million homes and properties to give American homeowners a better idea of how vulnerable their properties are to flooding.

“I do think that this will be a bit of a shock to some folks,” First Street Executive Director Matthew Eby told FOX13.

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The nonprofit developed its model using the effects of rainfall, sea-level rise, and other anticipated environmental changes to find that 14.6 million properties in the U.S. may face conditions as most are located on the 100-year floodplain classified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA currently classifies 8.7 million properties on floodplain maps as having substantial risk.

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A national view of flood risks, according to Flood Factor’s map. (First Street Foundation / Flood Factor)

The online tool, called Flood Factor, uses decades of research to include environmental factors like rising sea levels, temperature change and rainfall patterns to formulate risk. The idea is to give users an assessment through the life of a 30-year mortgage and gauge each property’s flood risk on a scale of flooding from one to 10.

“We built this product because we saw a gap in the market for how people understand risk today and how it changes in the future,” Eby told FOX13.

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Its creators said that current FEMA models only rely on historical observations.

In Florida, Flood Factor showed that by 2050 1 out of every 4 homes in Florida will have a substantial flood risk, an increase of more than 300,000 homes.

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The total number of properties at risk on Flood Factor’s map. (First Street Foundation / Flood Factor)

“So there is a huge increase in flood risk that is happening over that short, 30-year period within the state itself,” Eby told FOX13.

A FEMA spokesperson told Fox News on Tuesday that the two different risk maps by the agency and First Street “complement” one another by depicting different types of risk and will be helpful in different ways for someone to determine their individual flood risk.

The agency encourages people to explore the differences between the maps to build a greater understanding of flood risk.

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FEMA has not evaluated the Flood Factor tool but said that it may help someone take action to reduce their individual flood risk. The agency said it believes the level of accuracy necessary to inform someone’s decision whether or not to acquire flood insurance is “adequately serviced” by FEMA maps.

“We’re encouraged to see First Street Foundation building on federal agency datasets and the information included in our flood maps to bring together new data and technology in order to visualize flood hazard information in a different and useful way,” a spokesperson said.

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David Maurstad, FEMA’s deputy associate administrator for insurance and mitigation, pointed to FEMA’s flood maps being the “backbone” of floodplain management. He said local adoption of minimum standards based on those maps saved about $100 billion in losses over the last 40 years.

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This March 18, 2019 photo taken by the South Dakota Civil Air Patrol and provided by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, shows flooding along the Missouri River in rural Iowa north of Omaha, Neb. Nearly 6 million more properties are at risk for flooding than FEMA estimates in a new analysis. (Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

“FEMA is constantly working to improve the production of the Flood Insurance Rate Maps within the context of changing conditions,” he said in an emailed statement. “We’re exploring ways to leverage new technologies and provide flood information more efficiently, accurately, and consistently across the nation.”

FEMA’s existing flood maps have drawn previous concerns over underestimating flood risks and updating those maps can ignite drawn-out fights between homeowners and politicians to avoid higher federal flood insurance rates.

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The agency said it’s “continuously working” with partners to develop a more comprehensive picture of flood hazard and risk across the nation.

“FEMA, our governmental partners, academia, and private sector entities like the First Street Foundation are all working towards the same goal: to improve the nation’s understanding of flood risk and reduce disaster suffering in our nation,” a spokesperson told Fox News.

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Coronavirus and hurricane season: Here’s why the Red Cross says now is the time to prepare

With one month of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and four named storms already in the books, now is the time to prepare before the stormiest part of the season.

The American Red Cross is reminding Americans that preparation is different in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic as COVID-19 cases surge in several states.

“Our physical presence may look different, but our missions remain the same,” American Red Cross spokesperson Ben Williamson told Fox News on Monday.

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Part of the physical differences regarding any big storms threatening the U.S. and triggering evacuations in the months ahead will be how storm shelters handle evacuees.

According to Williamson, the Red Cross is working to prioritize hotels, motels and dormitories for evacuees in order to maintain social distancing and isolate individuals as much as possible.

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For the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, the Red Cross is working to prioritize using hotels, motels, and dormitories for evacuees to stay in order to maintain social distancing and isolate individuals as much as possible. (File/AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Capacity changes to accomodate social distancing may limit the number of people allowed. Those arriving will have their temperatures taken and be screened using questions approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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The American Red Cross is adjusting how it will handle storm shelters during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Anyone who does not have a mask will receive one when arriving at a shelter, and enhanced cleaning, sanitizing stations and staggered meal times are planned, according to Williamson.

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Isolation areas also will be set up in each shelter so anyone with COVID-19 symptoms won’t be turned away. Officials also will take into account the elderly and those most vulnerable to the virus; they could possibly be placed in hotels or motels.

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In Florida, county and state officials are advising residents for hurricane season to have an evacuation plan and have at least six days of supplies on hand, as well as personal protective equipment like gloves and masks. (Elina Shirazi/Fox News)

Throughout the country, each regional office of the organization is working with state and local partners to finalize plans.

“Everyone is going to have to adapt, change their preparations a bit,” Williamson said.

The need to have a disaster plan in place seems to have greater importance because of the expected above-average hurricane season.

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Named tropical storms so far this 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Fox News)

Two tropical storms in May and one in early June impacted the Gulf Coast, Southeast, and Midwest.

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As 13 to 19 named storms are predicted during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said last month.

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The 2020 hurricane season forecast from NOAA. (Fox News)

Six to 10 of those could develop into hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or more, and three to six could even become major hurricanes, capable of inflicting devastating damage.

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Hurricane season lates from late August through early October. (Fox News)

The season historically peaks from late August through early October, and Williamson said now is the perfect time to prepare for what may lie ahead with some simple steps.

1. Make a plan 

Due to changes in shelters because of COVID-19, the Red Cross recommends creating an emergency plan or adjusting any previous plans.

“We’re encouraged to have these conversations now, we need folks to plan,” Williamson told Fox News.

On its website, the Red Cross offers templates with three steps.

With limited space, the Red Cross will not be able to accommodate pets in storm shelters this year. Service animals, however, are welcome; individuals must bring whatever they need for their animals.

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Barbara Coleman feeds 10-month-old Landon Davis, a family friend who shares her home, at an emergency shelter at the Beaumont Civic Center in Beaumont, Texas, after Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 30, 2017. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Williamson said people should talk to family about where to go. With concerns over COVID-19, he said now is the time to discuss a person’s comfort level for staying in a shelter, with friends or a hotel.

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The American Red Cross is adjusting how it will handle storm shelters during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

“Look at hotels in areas where you think you may be able to stay,” he said, noting that rooms in certain areas may be harder to come by if those facilities are used to isolate people.

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In light of the economic effects due to the pandemic and millions filing for unemployment benefits, the cost of evacuating may be on the minds of those in potential storm zones. Williamson said that shelters will be available and that listening to emergency officials is key to staying safe.

“We want to stress that if evacuations are ordered by state or federal officials, those are for your safety,” he said. “We would ask that people follow those.”

2. Make a kit

Officials typically recommend having enough food and water for three days as part of an emergency kit, as well as a one-month supply of prescriptions.

But that kit also should include face masks, gloves, hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes.

As stores reopen in several states and more supplies are on the shelves, Williamson said that now is the time to keep an eye out at the store and grab those extra items to add to family disaster kits.

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“Don’t wait until a week before the storm, where there is an evacuation ordered, to do this,” he said.

3. Staying connected

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The American Red Cross is adjusting how it will handle storm shelters during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Once individuals have their emergency disaster plans and kits ready, Williamson encourages individuals to look and learn from local and state emergency departments.

“Hurricane season is a team effort across the country,” he said.

The Red Cross also has a free Emergency App for weather alerts and for shelter during approaching storms.

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Saharan dust plume drifts toward US as Dolly weakens over Atlantic; heavy rain threat for Gulf Coast

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A large cloud of Saharan dust that’s blanketed the Caribbean is about to reach the U.S. and drenching storms may bring more rain Wednesday to the Gulf Coast.

The Saharan Air Layer has been incredibly impressive this year. The dry airmass, known as SAL, branched out across the Caribbean into the Bahamas and will eventually drift over Florida and the Gulf Coast in the next few days.

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The dust particles mean decreased air quality, and more vivid red hues of sunsets along the Gulf Coast and Southeast as the light passes through the dust particles

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What to know about the Saharan Air Layer. (Fox News)

The airmass mostly travels above the ocean surface at 5,000 to 20,000 feet. It causes sinking air and shear, which inhibits tropical activity over the Atlantic Ocean.

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The airmass will move into the South and Gulf Coast by the weekend. (Fox News)

This dust can travel 5,000 miles before reaching the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S.

Dolly weakens to a tropical depression

The fourth named tropical storm of the season, Dolly, is now a depression.

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Dolly has weakened to a tropical depression as of Wednesday morning. (Fox News)

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm was about 450 miles southwest of Newfoundland Wednesday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph as it moves to the northeast at 12 mph.

It’s the third earliest formation of the fourth named storm during the Atlantic hurricane season, and will continue to weaken and not affect land.

Drenching storm threat for Gulf Coast

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Drenching storms as possible on Wednesday along the Gulf Coast. (Fox News)

A stalled front will bring the risk of showers and thunderstorms stretching from the Southern Plains back into the Tennessee Valley and the Mid Atlantic.

Some areas could get pockets of heavy rainfall and flash flooding, especially along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana, according to the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center (WPC).

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The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) said there’s a risk of severe thunderstorms across the Northern Plains on Thursday.

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Several inches of rain may fall from storms along the Gulf Coast. (Fox News)

Unsettled weather moves into the Northwest and Northern Plains from Thursday through Friday.

Dangerous heat wave continues across West
 
Hot temperatures out West hang on for Wednesday.

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Dangerous heat continues across the West on Wednesday, with heat advisories stretching through California into Oregon. (Fox News)

Record highs will be possible for parts of Northern California through Friday.

Afternoon highs in the 90s and 100s continue through Saturday from the Central Valley and Northern California into southwestern Oregon.

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Heat advisories are up over Oregon and into the Central Valley of California through Saturday.

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National forecast for June 24 (Fox News)

Excessive heat warnings are also in effect for the Grand Canyon.

Fox News’ Brandon Noriega contributed to this report.

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Tropical Storm Dolly forms over North Atlantic, no threat to land

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In an already busy Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Dolly is now the fourth named storm of 2020 after forming Tuesday far from land over the North Atlantic.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that tropical depression four strengthened into Tropical Storm Dolly. The storm was centered Tuesday afternoon nearly 400 miles south-southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and moving to the east-northeast at 13 mph.

“A turn toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected tonight and on Wednesday,” the NHC said.

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Forecasters from the NHC said that satellite-derived wind data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph, with higher gusts.

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Tropical Storm Dolly formed Tuesday in the North Atlantic. (Fox News)

Unlike the previous three storms so far this year, Dolly isn’t a threat to the U.S. or any land and will become non-tropical Wednesday as it moves over much colder ocean water.

Water temperatures are currently just barely warm enough to support tropical development at this latitude

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Tropical Storm Dolly is forecast to weaken as it moves over much colder water in the next couple of days. (Fox News)

From here the storm will move northeast and quickly run into waters too cold to support further development.

Dolly will become a non-tropical storm by midweek.

Dolly is a reminder of the active season forecast to come as it is the third earliest formation for the 4th named storm in a year.

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Looking forward in the days ahead, dry Saharan air has blown off the coast of Africa and filled the lower latitudes into the Caribbean and the southern U.S.

This dry air will hamper tropical development for at least the next week.

So far in 2020, two tropical storms, Arthur and Bertha — both in the Atlantic — already formed this year in May.

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Named tropical storms so far this 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Fox News)

The third named storm, Cristobalswept from Louisiana to the Upper Midwest earlier this month, bringing high winds and heavy rain.

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There are as many as 13 to 19 named storms predicted during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said last month.

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Hurricane season lates from late August through early October. (Fox News)

Six to 10 of those could develop into hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or more, and three to six could even become major hurricanes, capable of inflicting devastating damage.

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The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season may include above-average activity. Here are what researchers at Colorado State University are forecasting, compared to average. (Fox News)

This forecast is well above the averages of 12 named tropical stormssix hurricanes, and three major hurricanes during the season.

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The list of names for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Fox News)

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and will include the names: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, and Wilfred.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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Widespread storms from Southern Plains to Southeast; Subtropical depression forming in North Atlantic

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The threat of severe weather returns Tuesday for tens of millions of Americans as another tropical system forms, continuing an already busy 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

A widespread area of showers and thunderstorms are possible, stretching from the Southern Plains through the Gulf Coast and into the Southeast.

Parts of New Mexico and Texas also will be more at risk for stronger storms and flash flooding.

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According to the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC), the greatest threat will be large hail and damaging winds, though isolated tornadoes also are possible.

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The threat for severe weather on June 23. (Fox News)

The biggest risk of large hail exists from central and east Texas, into Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. About 72 million Americans may see storms Tuesday, according to the SPC.

Another spot that could get hit with severe thunderstorms is over the Interior Northeast, especially later Tuesday afternoon.

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Severe thunderstorms are forecast to develop in the South and interior Northeast by Tuesday afternoon. (Fox News)

Isolated damaging winds are possible from the afternoon into the early evening, as storms spread from Ohio into the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic. Flash flooding is also possible from heavy rainfall in the central Appalachians and southeast Texas.

Heat in East, dangerous heat wave out West
 
Ahead of a cold front that’s helping spark some of these storms, temperatures will be very summerlike.

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The national forecast for June 23. (Fox News)

Parts of Northern New York and New England should get into the 90s with possible records being broken.

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California also is dealing with above-average temperatures across the Central Valley and northern portions of the state.

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Forecast high temperatures on June 23. (Fox News)

Heat advisories are in place from southwestern Oregon into the central valleys of California. Record high temperatures are possible on Tuesday in and near Northern California.

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Heat advisories stretch from central to northern California and into Oregon. (Fox News)

The dangerous heat wave will continue through Saturday from the Central Valley to Northern California and into southwestern Oregon.

Subtropical depression forms in North Atlantic

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Subtropical Depression Four is moving across the North Atlantic, away from the U.S. (Fox News)

In addition to severe weather, a subtropical depression has formed in the North Atlantic.

The National Hurricane Center (NHS) said that Subtropical Depression Four is about 365 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, moving northeastward at 35 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

The storm is forecast to remain offshore and shouldn’t strengthen much over the next few days. While it’s not expected to become the next named storm, the system continues the trend of above-normal activity.

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There are as many as 13 to 19 named storms predicted during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said last month.

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The 2020 hurricane season forecast from NOAA. (Fox News)

Six to 10 of those could develop into hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or more, and three to six could even become major hurricanes, capable of inflicting devastating damage.

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Hurricane season lates from late August through early October. (Fox News)

This forecast is well above the averages of 12 named tropical stormssix hurricanes, and three major hurricanes during the season.

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The names for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. (Fox News)

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and will include the names: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred.

Fox News’ Brandon Noriega contributed to this report.

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