AccuWeather.com is forecasting a relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season, predicting a dozen named storms, including two major hurricanes.
The weather service is anticipating five hurricanes in all, and seven tropical storms. That is about average, but a drop in storm activity compared with 2011. Last year, there were 19 named storms, four of them developing into major hurricanes.
The predictions cast a slightly more active storm season compared with another forecast released earlier this month, by The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University. That forecast predicts 10 named storms in 2012.