Natalie Cioffari / WSHU

Residents of Hamden, Connecticut, are among those still cleaning up from last month’s tornado and severe thunderstorms.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association / AP

Forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins this week, could be busier than normal.

Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say there could be 10 to 16 named storms, with 5 to 9 becoming hurricanes.

An “average” season has 12 named storms with six hurricanes.

We see the most hurricanes in our area between August and October, when the cold waters of the Atlantic heat up.

Forecasters say there is one factor that could lower the amount of storms.

Natalie Cioffari / WSHU

Some Connecticut municipalities continue to make repairs following two tornados that swept through the area.

Many school districts in Connecticut and Long Island face a time crunch after the four big nor’easters this month. Some districts are planning to take days away from already planned vacations in order to make up the lost time before they can end the school year.

Newsday reports at least six Long Island school districts will hold classes on one or two days during their spring breaks.

Other districts may cut vacation time around Memorial Day or even extend the school year in June.

Winter Wonderland? Enough Already.

Mar 13, 2018
Steven Senne / AP

Residents in New York and Connecticut are tired of the winter weather as another nor’easter leaves behind slushy sidewalks and wet roads.