Hurricane Dorian's eye

This photo of Hurricane Dorian's eye was captured from astronaut Nick Hague from the International Space Station.

Sixteen named storms, including eight hurricanes, are forecast for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, according to early predictions released Thursday by experts at Colorado State University.

Four of the hurricanes will become major storms of Category 3 to 5, with sustained winds of at least 111 mph, the projections indicate for the season that runs from June 1 to November 30.

The chance that at least one major hurricane will make landfall in 2020 along the U.S. coastline is 69%, compared with an average over the last century of 52%, researchers said. There is a 95% chance — the average is 84% — that at least one hurricane this year will make landfall in the U.S.

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