CSU lowers storm prediction one day before Hurricane Season begins

CSU lowers storm prediction one day before Hurricane Season begins

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Colorado State University has updated their projected forecast for the 2018 Hurricane Season.

The group now predicts 14 named storms, six hurricanes, with only two of those being major.

Originally CSU predicted 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes.

A major hurricane is a Category 3 or above with winds of at least 111 mph.

The 2017 hurricane season was brutal. With 17 named storms, it was the fifth-most active season since records began in 1851.

Nearly all the damage came from three major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Watch FOX 8  to find out what you can expect for the  2018 hurricane season, and what to do should a storm hit our area.

Watch our special report Weathering The Storm Thursday at 6 p.m.

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