Expert weighs in as hurricane season peaks

“We’re actually just nearing, at this point, the most active part of the season."

Shara Dae Howard
August 04, 2018 - 11:04 pm

Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Concerns are growing as hurricane season is halfway through, and a local meteorologist weighs in on what 2018 could look like.

“We’re actually just nearing, at this point, the most active part of the — tail end of August into early September,” said CBS3 meteorologist Katie Fehlinger.

She said 2018 is quite different from the last year.

“By comparison to this same date a year ago, we had two additional named storms,” she said.

Fehlinger said locally we may have had some unsettling weather, though there's low activity in the tropics.

“We've had cooler than normal temperatures in the tropical Atlantic,” she explained. “There have also been some very large batches of African air and that’s going to keep the atmosphere stable.”

Fehlinger said despite there being few signs that this hurricane season could be as turbulent as the last, it only takes one storm to change everything, so make sure you stay weather aware.