(CMR) Monday, June 1, 2020, was the official first day of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season but two storms had already formed in late May.
The early start to the season marks the sixth consecutive year that the hurricane season has got off to an early start.
What’s more, is that forecasters are already monitoring what could become the season’s third named storm.
According to forecasters, a weather system that is gradually becoming more organized has a 90 percent chance of forming into Tropical Storm Cristobal.
“The disturbance near the Yucatan peninsula is gradually becoming better organized. Interests along the coast of the Bay of Campeche should monitor this system as tropical storm watches or warnings could be required later today or tonight,” said the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) in a Tweet on Monday
The system is projected to move west-northwestward over the Bay of Campeche.
In an update on Tuesday, the NHC revealed that the currently unnamed system had already brought flooding over sections of Guatemala and El Salvador.
The system is not expected to affect the Cayman Islands.