After a week that saw four named storms swirling in the Atlantic Ocean at once, the storm forecast for the next several days is decidedly less exciting.

After a week that saw four named storms swirling in the Atlantic Ocean at once, the storm forecast for the next several days is decidedly less exciting.

The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Florence to a tropical depression, bringing heavy rains to southern New England next week, and has stopped advisories on Helene, now a post-tropical cyclone in the northern Atlantic.

Joyce, now a tropical depression about 460 miles west-southwest of the Azores, is expected to gradually weaken and possibly dissipate in the next three days.

The remains of Hurricane Isaac are moving through the Caribbean Sea, have been downgraded all the way down to a disturbance with a low chance of reformation over the next five days at 20 percent.

It is important to note that this is the most active period during hurricane season and residents should be prepared for storms even if none are currently in the forecast.