The Atlantic Hurricane season is set to accelerate beyond earlier estimates. NOAA now predicts the 2021 season will see 15-21 named storms, including 7-10 hurricanes, 3-5 of which will be Category 3 or higher. Those new predictions increase its May forecast for named storms and hurricanes. The new forecasts, combined with the recent lull in Atlantic Basin activity set the stage for an exceptionally rapid-fire peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. (Washington Post $, Bloomberg $, AP) (Axios, USA Today, New York Times $; Climate Signals background: Hurricanes)