CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A rare tropical storm the has formed in the Atlantic basin is still expected to have a very short forecast track.
At 11 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Arlene was located near latitude 39.4 North, longitude 44.2 West. Arlene is moving toward the west-northwest near 28 mph.
This general motion will continue, but the storm itself is expected to be short-lived.
The National Weather Service says Arlene is only the second tropical storm to form in April in the Atlantic basin since the satellite era began.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts, but forecasters say Arlene will be absorbed by a large extratropical low and dissipate on Friday, a day later than originally expected.