The Atlantic hurricane season, which affects states bordering the Gulf of Mexico and along the Eastern seaboard, runs from June 1st to Nov. 30th; and this year's has been pretty quiet. This weekend, Tropical Storm Karen will make landfall -- and it's possible that the storm will have become Hurricane Karen.
According to the National Weather Service, the Columbus area shouldn't expect torrential rains or winds from the storm: Saturday will see a high of 86 degrees, a 30 percent chance of rain and 15 mph winds. That chance of rain increases to 80 percent on Sunday.
But hurricane season isn't over yet. Here's a handy guide to make sure you're prepared.