Tropical Storm Philippe named as weather system strengthens en route to South Florida – Miami Herald
And now all this nasty weather has a name.
The National Hurricane Center released its 5 p.m. advisory about 25 minutes early Saturday to call it Tropical Storm Philippe. The depression that has been soaking central and western Cuba and spreading rain and thunderstorms northward across the Florida Keys and South Florida, now has sustained winds of 40 mph.
The storm is moving north at 29 mph and the forecast cone has shifted a bit west, putting South Florida into the cone of concern. On the forecast track, the center of Philippe is predicted to move off of the northern coast of Cuba and into the Florida Straits this evening. The storm will then move across the Florida Keys or the southern tip of the Florida peninsula overnight, and across the northwestern Bahamas Sunday morning, the center said in its advisory.
The tropical storm force winds are on the east end of the storm.
While the system was still a depression Saturday afternoon, it spawned a small, brief tornado that touched down just northeast of the intersection of Bird Road and Southwest 97th Avenue in Miami.
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