All the recent weather talk has been focusing, and rightly so, on the devastating tornadoes that have been raking across the plains.  Well, don't look now, but hurricane season is almost upon us as well. 

Hurricane season starts this Saturday and continues through the end of November.  Up to 11 hurricanes, 6 of them major, are predicted to happen across the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico.

East Texas has been spared of any direct hits over the past 4 hurricane seasons, however, the devastating effects of Hurricane Ike in 2008 and Hurricane Rita in 2005 are still fresh in our minds.

Even though the hurricane season will start on June 1, the number of June hurricanes through history is rather small.  The height of the season usually occurs in August and September.

This year's storms will be named as follows:

Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy.