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Hurricane Names Are About To Run Out As 2 New Storms Form Within 6 Hours Monday

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Paulette and Rene both formed on Monday.
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is continuing to chug along at a record pace with Tropical Storm Paulette and Tropical Storm Rene forming over a period of just six hours Monday, as forecasters warn most of the strongest storms lie ahead. Some of the season’s strongest storms will come after Thursday’s climatological peak, forecasters say. So far, only Hurricane Laura has reached major hurricane status, Category 3 or higher, bringing its devastating strength to southwest Louisiana. Forecasters warn more storms of that magnitude could be on the way, with meteorologists at Colorado State University predicting this season will end up having five major hurricanes, while forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict anywhere from three to six major hurricanes.

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