US weather forecasters predict above-normal hurricane season
AFP/NASA/NOAA/HO/AFP - This NASA/NOAA Goes East satellite image taken at 1137 UTC shows Hurricane Joaquin on October 3, 2015

United States weather forecasters on Thursday predicted more storms than normal for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, beginning on June 1.

Meteorologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said there is a 70 percent chance of the Atlantic region seeing between 11 and 17 named storms in the six-month hurricane season.

(Reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)