Below-normal Atlantic Hurricane Season expected

Posted at 7:15 PM, May 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-27 19:15:45-04

Expect fewer hurricanes than normal this year.

On Wednesday, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their predictions for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

They're forecasting 6 to 11 named storms.  3 to 6 of those storms could become hurricanes.  Zero to 2 could become major hurricanes, category 3 or higher.

Forecasters say El-Nino is responsible for a below-normal season.

During El-Nino years, wind shear typically increases, which can tear storms apart.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins June 1. The season ends November 30.