Two tropical storms, Karina and Lowell, are both spinning in the Pacific, far from land with little chance of posing much danger on present course.
The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center gives the storm system a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone within the next five days. A tropical cyclone is a generic term that includes tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes.
It's too soon to say what, if any, effect the storm might have on the mainland United States, the Weather Channel reports.
This is the slowest start to the Atlantic hurricane season since 2000, AccuWeather reported.
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The quiet season has been mainly due to very dry air in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, Robert Korty, an atmospheric scientist at Texas A&M University told USA Today.
Wind shear and lower-than-normal sea surface temperatures have also contributed to the calm season.
So far this season, there have been only two named Atlantic hurricanes, Arthur, which formed July 1, and Bertha on Aug. 1.
The eastern Pacific, however, has endured 12 named tropical cyclones have formed, including six hurricanes, according to the hurricane center.