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.
Watching the tropics… in April!
NC State 2017 hurricane season prediction