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Hurricane Season 'dry spell' in the Atlantic may soon end

The developing system will impact the northeast coast of Mexico this weekend

ATLANTA — 47 days. That's how long it's been since we've had a named storm in the Atlantic Ocean Basin in 2022. The last storm was Colin, which spun up on the south Carolina coastline at the start of the July 4th holiday weekend.

Through August 19th, that 47 day stretch makes for the 3rd longest series since 1995, only outlasted by 1999 and 2007, according to the official archives on the National Hurricane Center's website.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Four moved over Mexico late Saturday evening.  Although this did not strengthen into a tropical depression or tropical storm, it is still bringing widespread heavy rain.

Credit: WXIA

RELATED: NOAA updates hurricane outlook, how many storms to expect

Danielle is our fourth name on the list for the season. 

Even though there's been a named-storm drought, it doesn't mean the rest of the season will look this way. NOAA updated its hurricane outlook earlier this month, calling for a likely above-average season. And there's still plenty of it left. The Atlantic Hurricane Season peaks September 10th and doesn't officially end until November 30th. It's important to remain vigilant.

Credit: WXIA

You can get a closer look at developments in the tropics on our 11 Alive Hurricane Page.

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