Tropical Storm Arlene is no more. The system weakened to a tropical depression earlier today and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has officially downgraded it to a remnant low.
According to the NHC, Arlene lacked organized deep convection for most of the day. There have been a few short-lived small bursts of convection in the northeast quadrant, but they have been getting quickly sheared off and lack any real organization. Without the deep convection near the center, Arlene no
longer meets the definition of a tropical cyclone and the system was downgraded to a remnant low.
Arlene is expected to further weaken and fall apart. Strong vertical wind shear and dry air should continue to cause weakening, and this system is expected to open into a trough on Sunday.
There is still considerable cloudiness and moisture over Florida. While Arlene will continue to fall apart north of Cuba, showers and storms will continue this weekend over Florida, especially central and southern parts of the state.