Savannah, GA ~ Still a tropical storm tonight, Arlene is expected to weaken over the weekend.

Arlene is the first tropical storm of the season.

Tropical Depression Two formed Thursday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico. As it spins over the Gulf of Mexico, it has maximum sustained winds of 40mph. Gusts are up to 50mph.

The storm is forecast to move south toward the Caribbean and weaken to a remnant low on Saturday.

This system is compact but outer rain bands will bring isolated pockets of heavy rain to southern Florida with rainfall totals of 1-2 inches with isolated amounts up to to 5-6 inches.

Arlene is no threat to the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.