The National Hurricane Center reported on Monday that the first tropical wave of the season emerged off the coast of Africa. The tropical wave is the first among approximately 60 waves that originate over North Africa annually, according to the the National Hurricane Center.

With the hurricane season approaching in a few weeks, the NHC has initiated its daily Tropical Weather Outlook for the Atlantic basin, which will be issued four times a day. Researchers at Colorado State University anticipate that this season may be slightly below-average. In their prediction released in April, they projected six hurricanes, with two of them potentially reaching Category 3, 4, or 5, and a total of 13 named storms for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.

Get the family ready for thew upcoming 2023 hurricane season with Osceola Countyโ€™s annual ๐ต๐ธ๐น๐‘‚๐‘…๐ธ ๐‘‡๐ป๐ธ ๐‘†๐‘‡๐‘‚๐‘…๐‘€ event where you and your family can get all the information needed to be prepared before the 2023 hurricane season starts!

There will be food trucks and opportunities to meet Osceola County, City of Kissimmee, and City of St. Cloud first responders! The event will take place at Kissimmee’s Civic Center from 10am-1pm.