First Named Tropical System in the Caribbean Possible, Could Spell Early Start for Hurricane Season

Mike Griffith, Meteorologist

There is a disturbance in the Caribbean, and it will slightly strengthen but will move away from land and will not pose a threat. What peaks my interest is that it is only March and is early to have any type of tropical systems forming.

If winds reach 39 mph, the system would be called Arlene (

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!

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