Tropical Storm Philippe forms

Tropical Storm Philippe forms

A flood watch is in effect from Vero Beach to Homestead from Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning. The National Weather Service says some areas can expect up to 2 inches of rain and some areas could see up to 4 inches if rain continues.

Tropical Storm Philippe has formed.

It's expected to bring the potential for heavy showers over South Florida on Saturday.

A Flood Watch has been issued from Homestead up to Vero Beach. Most areas can expect up to 2 inches of rain, while some isolated areas could receive up to 4 inches of rain.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

The center of the storm is forecast to move across the Keys Saturday night and then quickly move out to sea Sunday.

The strongest winds are expected to be well to the east and southeast of the center over the Atlantic waters and the Bahamas, according to the National Hurricane Center.

SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...23.0N 82.6W
ABOUT 20 MI...30 KM SW OF HAVANA CUBA
ABOUT 120 MI...195 KM SSW OF KEY WEST FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 355 DEGREES AT 29 MPH...46 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 INCHES

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