Tropical Storm Philippe could strengthen into a hurricane while moving past Bermuda

ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9′s team of meteorologists continues to monitor the tropics.


Systems can typically spin up closer to the state this time of year as the first cold fronts start to move through.

We still have about two months left in the hurricane season, but November is typically a much quieter month.

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Tropical Storm Philippe continues to spin somewhat disorganized near the eastern Caribbean.

Philippe is moving northwest at 7 mph and has maximum sustained winds of around 50 mph.

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A tropical storm warning has been issued for the island of Barbuda and one remains in place for the island of Antigua.

Philippe could bring heavy rains and flooding to northern portions of the Leeward islands through Tuesday.

The system will brush by parts of the Caribbean before lifting to the north.

The system is expected to strengthen into a hurricane while tracking east of Bermuda this weekend.

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There are currently no other active systems in the tropics.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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