Relatively warm SSTs are forecast to be in store for the Atlantic waters this summer and Neutral conditions are evolving and should be mostly present for summer into fall. Conditions are favorable for a relatively high amount of storms though perhaps not as busy as the last 3 seasons but conditions favor the numbers coming close. In December, the TSR predicted 15 named storms and 8 hurricanes (3 becoming major). My personal prediction would be 14-17 named storms, 8-10 hurricanes and 3-5 major hurricanes (meaning CAT3 or above). I'll make a new post when there is an area of tropical interest worth monitoring for development in the Eastern Pacific and/or Atlantic Basins.