Julia, the 10th named storm of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed. As of Sunday morning, the storm has weakened back to a tropical storm with winds of 70 mph.

The storm is forecasted to continue to move west, with no impacts expected in the United States. The storm is expected to continue to track across portions of Central America, before becoming a depression Monday evening.

So far this season there have been a total of 10 named storms in the Atlantic basin, this is ten fewer than last year! There have been five tropical storms and five hurricanes, two of which were major hurricanes. Ian has been the strongest storm so far with winds at one point nearing category-five strength before landfall in Florida. With under two months left, The National Hurricane Center will be closely monitoring the tropics.

The Weather Authority will continue to keep you updated on the tropics.