What you need to know, currently.
As Atlantic hurricane season enters its final month, tropical storm Martin joins Lisa in the basin. The last time there were two, simultaneous hurricanes in November was in 2001.
Lisa, which is in the western Caribbean Sea, could hit Belize as the sixth hurricane of the 2022 season Wednesday night. Martin is also forecast to become a short-lived hurricane Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center. A third storm could develop by the weekend as well.
Martin formed from the same system that brought heavy rain and flooding to Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands last week. The storm’s formation was also triggered by unusually warm sea surface temperatures of 25-25.5 degrees C (77-78 degrees F), which are two degrees C (3.6 degrees F) above average.
Martin is expected to transition from a hurricane to a powerful extratropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds on Thursday. However, it’s not a threat to any land areas.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted two to six more hurricanes to form before the season officially ends on Nov. 30. The next named storm to form will be Nicole.