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Tropical Depression One strengthens into Tropical Storm Arlene in the central Atlantic

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 17:23:54-04

Tropical Storm Arlene becomes the first named storm of the 2017 Atlantic season Thursday, forming in the central Atlantic Ocean.

As of 5 p.m., the storm is located about 815 miles west of the Azores and moving west-northwest at 25 mph. It does not pose any threat to land.

The storm is expected to dissipate Friday.

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins June 1.

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