5-Day Outlook

The first major forecast of the 2021 season is out from Colorado State University. This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image provided by NOAA shows destructive Hurricane Sally on Sept. 15, 2020.
The first major forecast of the year doesn’t call for a repeat of the historic 2020 storm season. But it could still get busy in the Atlantic.
Apr. 8• Hurricane
The use of the Greek alphabet to name storms is also being discontinued, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Mar. 17• Hurricane
Climate change is affecting tropical cyclones, changing our understanding of the traditional hurricane season.
Mar. 17• Hurricane
The National Hurricane Center will issue tropical weather updates beginning May 15, about two weeks before the hurricane season starts.
Mar. 2• Hurricane



  1. In this Dec. 3, 2020 photo, Bruce McDougal watches embers fly over his property as the Bond Fire burns through the Silverado community in Orange County, Calif. As the impact of climate change becomes more apparent, misinformation about it is shifting to focus more and more on extreme weather. The storm that walloped Texas in February and last year’s wildfires in California both led to a wave of false claims seeking to link the events to energy regulation or politics.
  2. The first major forecast of the 2021 season is out from Colorado State University. This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image provided by NOAA shows destructive Hurricane Sally on Sept. 15, 2020.
  3. This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Sept. 15, 2020 shows Hurricane Sally moving slowly towards the U.S. coast from the Gulf of Mexico and passing by Florida and the Tampa Bay area.
  4. Fallen trees cover the ground by weather-damaged properties in Clanton, Ala., on Thursday after a large outbreak of severe storms across the southeast. Possible tornadoes knocked down trees, toppled power lines and damaged homes in multiple locations across the state of Alabama.
  5. The Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) aboard NOAA's GOES East captured this view of Hurricane Dorian overnight on Sept. 4, 2019. The retirement of four names for hurricanes continues the tradition of avoiding the repetition of names from storms that inflict significant damage and deaths. They will join 89 others in retirement, which includes others like Harvey, Katrina, Maria, Mitch and Irma.
  6. This National Weather Service map shows the areas under threat of severe thunderstorms or tornadoes.
  7. This May 27, 2020 satellite image made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the South Carolina coast. On Wednesday, a World Meteorological Organization committee plans to discuss whether the Atlantic hurricane season should start on May 15 instead of the traditional June 1.
  8. The rates for flood insurance are expected to increase soon.
  9. A Nov. 2 image from the GOES-East satellite shows Tropical Storm Eta strengthening into a hurricane over the Caribbean Sea while taking aim at Central America. It would hit Florida 10 days later.
  10. A truck drives through a flooded street in Lake Charles, La., in October 2020, past a home with damage from Hurricane Laura, after Hurricane Delta moved through.
  11. In this Aug. 27, 2020, photo, buildings and homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura near Lake Charles, La.
  12. A damaged street sign sits at the Tampa corner of W Wallcraff Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard on Nov. 12 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Eta. Bayshore Boulevard was one of many Tampa Bay streets flooded by the tropical storm. But Florida could have fared much worse during the historic 2020 hurricane season. Somehow the Sunshine State avoided four hurricanes.
  13. Jai Sommers holds hurricane flags as they burn after being doused with rum to mark the end of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season on Monday in Key West.
  14. The five-day forecast for potential tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean.
  15. In this photo released by the Presidency of Colombia, President Ivan Duque, second left, tours Providencia Island after the passing of Hurricane Iota, in Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Iota moved over the Colombian archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina, off Nicaragua's coast, as a Category 5 hurricane. (Nicolas Galeano, Colombia Presidential Press Office via AP)
  16. An official photo of former Congress President Eduardo Meyer is thrown out from the Congress building after protesters set a part of the building on fire, in Guatemala City, on Saturday. Hundreds of protesters were protesting in various parts of the country Saturday against Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and members of Congress for the approval of the 2021 budget that reduced funds for education, health and the fight for human rights.
  17. People watch the rising waters of the Rio Bermejo in the wake of Hurricane Iota in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Tuesday. Hurricane Iota tore across Nicaragua on Tuesday, hours after roaring ashore as a Category 4 storm along almost exactly the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was recently devastated by an equally powerful hurricane.
  18. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite image of Hurricane Iota, which made landfall late in Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm late Monday and spent Tuesday churning through Central America.
  19. Fernando Vidal, 32, comforts his wife, Victoria Vidal, 32, Tuesday, after going through tubs filled with sentimental belongings which were thought to be safe, but some had been soaked with flood waters containing sewage. The Vidal family had to be rescued during Tropical Storm Eta which flooded into their house.
  20. A dog eats from the rubble of houses destroyed by the passage of Hurricane Eta, in Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, on November 15, 2020, before the arrival of Hurricane Iota. Hurricane Iota is forecast to strengthen to an "extremely dangerous" Category Four by the time it makes landfall in Central America on Monday, the US National Hurricane Center warned, two weeks after powerful storm Eta devastated much of the region and left more than 200 people dead or missing.
  21. The forecast path of Hurricane Iota as of 10 a.m. Monday.

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