U.S. forecasters expect 10-16 tropical storms in active 2018 season

U.S. government forecasters are expecting an active Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast released Thursday calls for 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes. One to four hurricanes could be "major" with sustained winds of at least 111 mph (178 kph).

Tropical Depression 19 intensifies into Tropical Storm Rina

Tropical Storm Rina has formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The storm has winds at speeds of 40 mph which is moving north at 7 mph. It poses no threat to land as it moves away from the United States and is not expected to develop into a hurricane.

PHOTOS: Powerful images reveal Harvey's destruction, first reponders' humanity

Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the sun peeked through thinning clouds Wednesday in the first glimmer of hope in days for the besieged city. But the crisis was far from over, with the storm doubling back toward land and battering communities near the Texas-Louisiana line.