TS Philippe downgraded to a post-tropical storm

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Tropical Storm Philppe
Post-Tropical Storm Philippe 11 a.m. cone. Credit: The Weather Authority

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. Saturday advisory, Tropical Storm Philippe has downgraded to a post-tropical storm.

Philippe will continue passing Bermuda today and will reach the coast of Atlantic Canada or eastern New England Saturday night or Sunday, NHC reports.

Philippe is moving toward the northwest near 16 mph.

The strongest winds and heaviest rains will likely occur in the islands to the south of the center, according to the NHC.

The maximum sustained winds continue to be near 50 mph with higher gusts.

For portions of New York, New England, and Southeast Canada, rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches, with local maximum amounts of 5 inches.

Isolated to scattered instances of urban and flash flooding will be possible.

According to the NHC, some strengthening is possible throughout Friday, but Philippe is expected to become post-tropical on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a tropical wave is expected to move off the west coast of Africa in the next couple of days, with a 50% chance of forming.

In the Eastern Pacific, an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms named EP99 located south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec is associated with a trough of low pressure. The chance of further development over the next seven days is 80%.

The Weather Authority will keep you updated regarding developments in the Atlantic Ocean and the Eastern Pacific.

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