WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal forecasters are slightly reducing their prediction for a busy Atlantic hurricane season.<br />
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its hurricane season forecast Thursday, trimming back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine.<br />
The forecast calls for three to five of those hurricanes to be major, with winds greater than 110 mph.<br />
Forecasters say there remains a 70 percent chance that the season will be busier than normal. A normal year has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major storms.<br />
Hurricane season starts in June and runs until the end of November. So far, there have been four named storms. The updated forecast calls for 13 to 19 named storms this year.
A senior State Department official says Secretary of State John Kerry will try this week to get Israel and the Palestinians to agree on a framework for negotiating a final peace agreement, yet cautions against raising expectations for Kerry's latest round of shuttle diplomacy.
Memorial Day means the beginning of summer for many families, as well as the celebration of those who gave their lives to defend our country. Below is a list of events in the area to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend.
North Georgia's sunny sky and comfortable temperatures brought out the visitors Saturday to the 20th Annual 'Day at the Fort' at Fort Hollingsworth, nestled in the rolling Banks County countryside near Alto.