A new study published in Nature Geoscience indicates that in a warmer climate, the latitudes at which hurricanes can form are expected to expand, so that in the future tropical storms and hurricanes may be able to form farther north than they do now. This is based in part on the expansion of 80 F water needed for hurricane development, but other factors were also considered in the analysis. Note that current research does not indicate whether the total number of tropical storms globally will increase in a warmer climate at this point, so it could be that more will form farther to the north. I think that this could potentially be a benefit to the Southeast if fewer storms develop in areas that are adjacent to our region, but that awaits further research. You can read more in Newser at https://www.newser.com/story/315249/future-hurricanes-could-form-where-we-dont-expect.html.