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Tropical Storm Phillipe forms in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Phillipe forms in Caribbean

A disturbance called Potential Tropical Cyclone Eighteen formed in the Caribbean Sea on Friday, and is expected to become Tropical Storm Philippe on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said.

As of the 5 p.m. Saturday evening advisory on Philippe, the storm has an area of sustained winds hitting 40 miles per hour, but mainly focused east and southeast of the center of the system.

Philippe brought heavy rain to Cuba and is expected to bring totals of 2-4 inches with isolated higher amounts of 6 inches to the Bahamas and south Florida through Sunday. The moisture and this fully or partially developed storm system will bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to the Eastern Seaboard from eastern North Carolina on north Sunday into Monday. On that path it will move across western Cuba this afternoon, into the Straits of Florida tonight and across the northwestern Bahamas by Sunday morning.

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The storm strengthened into Tropical Depression 18 Saturday morning as it began spreading rain in the Florida Keys and South Florida. Watches are in effect for the Central Bahamas. The NHC said residents in the Cayman Islands should monitor the storm. The depression that has been soaking central and western Cuba and spreading rain and thunderstorms northward across the Florida Keys and South Florida, now has sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.


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