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Residents along the Gulf coast took a big sigh of relief as Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the hurricane season, blew ashore bringing rain, wind and a few spoiled weekend plans, but not much else.

On Friday, the National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning for sections of Florida along the Gulf Coast as the storm approached. Fortunately, by Saturday evening, Arlene remained a tropical storm, dumping up to six inches of rain from Florida to Mississippi. Winds reached a sustained speed of 50 mph, the National Weather Service said.

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