NU Online News Service, Aug. 10, 1:58 p.m. EDT

As we enter what is historically the most-active period for tropical storm and hurricane formations, one weather forecasting company says that the Atlantic could give birth to several systems over the next couple of weeks. says August is a time when the Cape Verde storms (tropical systems that originate from the Cape Verde Islands near Africa) begin to ramp up, while the risk of near-shore formation of storms continues.

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