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Tropical storm Philippe may turn into hurricane.

Tropical Storm Philippe remains no threat to land and is located about 530 miles south southeast of Bermuda.

There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Philippe’s centre was located near latitude 25.3 north and longitude
61.3 west.

He is moving toward the northwest at about six mph and is expected to make a turn towards the northeast today and by Friday it is forecast to increase in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts.

Some strengthening is expected and Philippe could become a hurricane within the next 24 hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 85 miles from the centre.

Rob Lightbown says, “The NOGAPS model forecasts the development of a tropical system in the southwestern Caribbean by about Saturday and forecasts this system to track right over Jamaica as a tropical storm on Sunday night or Monday morning.

“From there, the NOGAPS model forecasts this tropical system to eventually track into the Bahamas by next Tuesday as a tropical storm.

“The latest GFS model forecasts that a storm system will form in the central and northwestern Bahamas on Sunday.

“Monday forecasts this system to track north-northwestward along the east coast of Florida around the middle part of next week and eventually into South and North Carolina next Thursday or Friday.

Go to Crown Weather Services at or to the National Hurricane Centre at for more information on both of these systems.

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