Rare April tropical storm forms in the Atlantic

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This afternoon Tropical Depression One was upgraded to Tropical Storm Arlene, becoming the first named storm of the Tropical Season.  Arlene is relatively rare as it is only the second April tropical storm on record during the satellite era in the Atlantic Basin.  Winds are currently up to 40kts.  Don’t expect Arlene to be much more than a novelty though as she should stay out to see and be no threat to land.

Chief Meteorologist Cecilia Reeves

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Cecilia Reeves joined the 41 First Alert Storm Team as Chief Meteorologist in August of 2016.  She grew up just north of Macon, in McDonough, GA but attended the University of Alabama and received an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications and Film with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism.  Upon graduation in Tuscaloosa, she traveled up to road to Starkville, MS where she received a Masters of Science in Broadcast Meteorology.  In her career she has worked on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and now back home in the Southeast.  When she is not forecasting she enjoys training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, cheering on her teams (Alabama Crimson Tide, Atlanta Falcons, and the Kansas City Royals), and playing with her dogs: Dora and Winston.