Forecasters at AccuWeather now predict the 2009 hurricane season will have just 10 named storms, down from the 12 predicted in March. AccuWeather expects six of those storms to become hurricanes, with just two of them reaching at least Category 3 strength. The company estimates three of those storms will hit the U.S., two reaching hurricane strength and one achieving Category 3 status, with Texas and the Eastern Seaboard north of the Carolinas facing the greatest exposure.

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