This could very well be the next tropical cyclone with big impacts down the road.
In the past, you've very often been the first one to alert us of upcoming tropical threats!
We're still monitoring the Atlantic basin closely.
If this system gets a name, it would likely be Tropical Storm Julia, or possibly Karl –depending on the actions of another system in the far eastern Atlantic that could briefly develop into a named storm.
The other system, Tropical Depression 12, located west of the Cabo Verde Islands, is expected to remain over open waters until it dissipates by the end of the week.
Nine tropical storms and five hurricanes have formed this season. Of these, Hurricanes Fiona and Ian reached major intensity and peaked at Category 4 strength (130-156 mph), according to AccuWeather.
Based on data from 1991-2020, the average Atlantic hurricane season has 14 named storms, with three being major hurricanes (Categories 3, 4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale), according to the National Hurricane Center.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.