Weak Tropical Storm Arlene during the afternoon had little change in organization and intensity. It maintains maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts, a central pressure of 1002 hectoPascal and moves in a course close to the south-southeast at a rate of 11 kilometers per hour.
At six o’clock in the afternoon, its central region was estimated at 26.3 degrees north latitude and 85.8 degrees west longitude, a position that places it in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico about 450 kilometers west-northwest of Key West and 495 kilometers to the north of Cabo San Antonio, western end of Pinar del Río.
In the next 12 to 24 hours, this system will continue its movement in a course close to the south-southeast, with little change in its forward speed, gradually weakening from tonight, to become a tropical depression at night and a remnant low during the Saturday in the southeastern waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the seas north of the western region of Cuba.
Due to the relative proximity and future trajectory of this weak tropical storm, despite the fact that it is a weak system and is forecast to have a short life with a rapid weakening, it is recommended to pay attention to the information that is issued about this organism. tropical cyclonic.
The next Tropical Cyclone Warning for this system will be issued at six in the afternoon tomorrow, Saturday.
(Taken from website of the Institute of Meteorology)