It's  the  official peak of the Hurricane Season. In an average year we can expect  10 named storms but this year we have already had 14.

There are currently  three  tropical systems active; Hurricane Katia and tropical storms Maria and  Nate.  State Climatologist Barry Keim
says  conditions  are  ripe  for  a very busy  second  half  of  the season.   Lee was the first named storm to hit  the  Louisiana  coast  in  two
years.  Keim  says  with the tropics as active as they are now, it's impossible to predict when - or if - another storm will make its way
into the Gulf. By the  way.  Tropical Storm Nate is WAY south in the Gulf, and expected to move west into the Mexican mainland.