Tropical Storm Arlene forms in Bay of Campeche

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Tropical Storm Arlene has formed in the Bay of Campeche.

The first named storm of the 2011 Hurricane Season was named around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Arlene is forecast to continue on a track that would take it into the coast of Mexico near Tampico by Thursday.

While the storm should land far south of the Rio Grande Valley it will increase our chances of showers and thunderstorms through Thursday.

Some of these storms may have the potential of producing severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall.

The chance of rain continues through the weekend.