They predict that there will be 10 more storms - 11 in total when Subtropical Storm Alberto, which formed in May, is included - and four of them will become hurricanes, with one of those being a major hurricane (Category 3, 4 or 5).
Tropical Depression Two has formed over 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
The more significant of the two disturbances was upgraded to a tropical depression at 11 a.m. and now forecast to become a Tropical Storm Beryl with maximum sustained winds of around 40 mph in the next 24 hours.
The second tropical depression of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season was located between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles.
Iran Warns Trump's Oil Ban Is 'Self Harm'
Oil was trading at over $78 per barrel of the Brent benchmark on Thursday, while US West Texas Intermediate was trading at $74.55. OPEC together with a group of non-OPEC producers led by Russian Federation started to withhold output in 2017 to prop up prices.
The storm is of no threat to the USA mainland, and now not forecast to have a large impact on the Caribbean, though it could stir up enough moisture for heavy rain for the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico by next week.
Tropical Depression Two had winds of 35 miles per hour. The small storm is expected to encounter wind shear as early as Sunday, allowing for the storm to weaken. However, in a few days, upper-level winds are forecast to become unfavorable, and the system is expected to fall apart into a trough of low pressure before it reaches the Lesser Antilles. The storm could gain tropical storm strength, in which case it would be named Beryl.
The storm showed good outflow banding, and continued convective buildup near the center of circulation based on rapid-scan imagery from GOES 16 Thursday morning.
At this point, the storm wasn't a threat to Florida or the U.S. The official forecast has the storm dissipating in 96 hours. The Atlantic season typically peaks between late August and September, however late season storms are not uncommon.