The official start of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season is just over a month away, 40 days if you’re counting.

And you should be counting and starting to prepare yourself and your home.

Forecasters have been warning this season is expected to be “explosive,” “extremely active,” or “hyperactive.”

To help residents in the event of an impending storm, the National Hurricane Center will be implementing several changes for the 2024 season, including a change to thecone of uncertainty.”

The new cone from the National Hurricane Center will add tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings for interior counties in the path of the storm.

The current cone displays watches and warnings only for coastal counties.

In the past, watches and warnings for interior counties has come from local National Weather Service offices. The new NHC graphic will combine tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings into a single graphic.

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