There’s a tropical storm watch for Tropical Storm Philippe, which is forecast to get stronger, while Tropical Storm Rina is expected to die off, according to Sunday’s 5 p.m. advisories from the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Here’s what the hurricane center expects to happen with Philippe and Rina.
A watch for Tropical Storm Philippe
The Sunday 5 p.m. advisory for Tropical Storm Philippe included the aforementioned tropical storm watch issued by Antigua’s government for Antigua and Barbuda.
Where is it: Philippe was about 160 miles east of Guadeloupe and 205 miles east-southeast of Barbuda.
Wind speed: Maximum sustained winds held at 50 mph with higher gusts.
Movement: Headed west-northwest at 7 mph. Philippe started turning west-northwest and will turn north by Tuesday. It’ll pass “near or northeast” of the Leeward Islands on Monday.
Strength forecast:. “Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Philippe could begin to intensify more significantly around the middle of the week,” the hurricane center said in the 5 p.m. advisory.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from the center, mostly to the east.
Hazards: Barbuda and Antigua can expect 4 to 6 inches of rain with the rest of the Leeward Islands getting 2 to 4 inches of rain.
Philippe’s swells “are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions” in the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico during the next few days.
Will Florida be affected: Florida and the continental United States’ coast are not on the forecast track.
Next advisory: The next full advisory will be 11 p.m. Sunday.
What’s going on with Rina?
Tropical Depression Rina, once a tropical storm, should dissipate by late Monday, according to the 5 p.m. Sunday advisory.
Where is it: As of the 5 p.m. Sunday advisory, Rina was 735 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.
Wind speed: Maximum sustained winds were 35 mph with higher gusts.
Movement: Rina was moving northwest at 16 mph.
Strength forecast: Rina is forecast to fall apart into a remnant low on Sunday night.
Will Florida be affected: Florida and the United States coast are not on the forecast track.
Next advisory: 11 p.m. Sunday.