Very early this morning the Atlantic’s first tropical storm of the season formed, named Arlene. There was a nice area of convection over the Yucatan Peninsula earlier this week that moved westward into the Bay of Campeche. Air force reconnaissance noted yesterday there were tropical depression strength winds at the surface within that convection but organization was somewhat lacking. Overnight the system became better organized and was later categorized as a tropical storm. Not too early of a start to hurricane season but the latest first of the season tropical cyclone since 2004 when their first storm of the season, Alex, developed on July 31.