The Atlantic hurricane season has, indeed, started slowly; however, since we’re approaching the peak of the season, it could become very active, very quickly. In fact, the following satellite image (from 8 a.m. on August 13) from the National Hurricane Center shows three areas of possible development. In other words, if they all develop, the start of hurricane season would be as easy as A (Ana), B (Bill), and C (Claudette).
While the one indicated with the L and red x is the most likely of the three to develop first, all have the potential to develop at some point.
Imminent development in area 2 is unlikely because of the interaction of the tropical wave with the islands; however, if the wave is still holding together once it emerges in the Gulf of Mexico, the potential for development will increase.
The area indicated by the 1 on the map has considerable potential to develop. In fact, AccuWeather.com hurricane expert Joe Bastardi believes that this system has the potential to be a hurricane similar to Hurricane Floyd (Set Up Comparisons to Floyd).