By Molly Daly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Federal forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Calls On Lawmakers To Pass Fairness Act, Preventing Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation, Gender
NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting 13 to 20 named storms (also known as tropical storms) and seven to 11 hurricanes, three to six of them major.
Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Jack Boston says those numbers are in line with what Accuweather predicted earlier this month. But, “We are forecasting a higher than average hurricane season. Now, that doesn’t always mean it’s going to have a major impact on the United States, just because it’s abnormally active.”READ MORE: Open For Business: Manayunk Chambers Guest House In Manayunk Can Be Anyone's Home Sweet Home
Boston says temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea are playing a big role in the forecast.
“The water temperatures, as of May, are actually running warmer than normal, so that is a plus as far as tropical storm and hurricane development goes,” which could be a minus for us.MORE NEWS: Former Philadelphia City Council President Anna Verna, 90, Dies
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st through November 30th.