Wet weather will keep extreme temperatures at bay in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic this summer, while California faces a high risk for wildfires.
Arlene formed over the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday afternoon and became the first tropical storm of 2017.
A tropical rainstorm will spread locally flooding downpours across the central Philippines through Easter Sunday.
Experts are calling for a below-normal hurricane season this year, as a potential El Niño may limit the development of storms.
Thousands of residents in eastern Australia were forced to evacuate on Thursday as excessive rainfall from former severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie triggered major flooding.
Much of eastern Queensland, Australia, is enduring the wrath of severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie following landfall near Airlie Beach around midday Tuesday.
The World Meteorological Organization announced on Monday that it is retiring Matthew and Otto from the list of Atlantic hurricane names after their deadly and destructive impacts during the 2016 season.
An area of disturbed weather north of Hispaniola is being monitored for potential tropical development early this week.