Remember, it only takes one tropical storm or hurricane to impact your location to make it a busy season for you.
At 10am CDT Wednesday, Tropical Storm Franklin was found about 140 miles (225km) northeast of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, and moving west.
A hurricane warning has been issued by the government of Mexico for Franklin's second landfall in parts of eastern Mexico, from Puerto de Veracruz to Cabo Rojo. Forecasters have also been watching a disheveled group of thunderstorms 350 miles east of the Leeward Islands, giving it on Wednesday a 50 percent chance of becoming Gert - the next named storm.
AccuWeather likewise noted that residents from Veracruz to Tampico, Mexico, should speedily prepare for Franklin's landfall and the ensuing flooding rain, damaging winds, and mudslides. Rainfall totals of four to eight inches could be seen in the hurricane warning area, with isolated amounts up to 15 inches.
Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting that the Atlantic hurricane season will be "extremely active" in 2017.
Other factors include warmer than average waters in the Atlantic within the region of typical tropical development, as well as forecast models predicting more storms to develop.
On average, the "F" storm develops on September 8, according to the National Hurricane Center.
And the three-month period ahead is when the vast majority of storms - about 95 percent - occur.
He says this could be the most active season since 2010. NOAA forecasters call for between 14 and 19 named storms, and from five to nine hurricanes.
For the record, in 2016, Alex became our first hurricane on January 10th.
Forecasters warned the wet storm could dump between four and eight inches of rain, with up to 15 inches possible, raising the risk of unsafe flash floods and mudslides.