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Forecasters Keeping An Eye Out For A Potential Tropical Storm Philippe

Over the past couple of days, forecasters have been monitoring a system that still has a chance of developing into a tropical depression and then Tropical Storm Philippe even up to now. However, it is expected to fizzle out by this week if it chooses not to get stronger. The broad area of low pressure – designated Invest92L – was said to have a 40% chance of development.

On Monday morning, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami shared that the system, located about 175 miles north-northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands at that time, was producing wind gusts to near tropical-storm status however, satellite imagery suggests that it does not have a well-defined center.

The statement shared: “Upper-level winds are forecast to remain marginally conducive for some additional development during the next day or so while the system moves generally northward. Conditions are expected to become unfavorable for further development by Wednesday when the disturbance merges with a frontal system over the western Atlantic.”

As it makes its closest approach to the archipelago, bringing heavy rainfall and gusty winds, the system could potentially be passing over Bermuda. Invest92L caused heavy downpours and flooding in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands over the weekend, and showers and thunderstorms associated with it increased overnight. A flash flood watch has been posted by the National Weather Service for Puerto Rico through today.

 

“Upper-level winds are forecast to remain marginally conducive for some additional development during the next day or so while the system moves generally northward. Conditions are expected to become unfavourable for further development by Wednesday when the disturbance merges with a frontal system over the western Atlantic,” it said.
Bermuda could potentially be in the path of this system early this week. Heavy rainfall and gusty winds are possible as the system makes its closest approach to the archipelago.
Invest92L caused heavy downpours and flooding in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands over the weekend, and showers and thunderstorms associated with it increased overnight. A flash flood watch has been posted by the National Weather Service for Puerto Rico through Wednesday.

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