Philippe Races Away From Florida; Remnants May Pass Close to New England

Philippe, the 16th named storm of the 2017 season, drenched South Florida Saturday and Saturday night. As of 8 AM Sunday it taps energy from a nearby cold front. While the tropical low is disorganized structurally, winds increase up to 50 mph as it races northeast at 32 mph. Tropical Storm wind gusts were felt in the Northwest Bahamas early Sunday morning. Philippe transitions to an extratropical low as it merges with a frontal boundary over the Western Atlantic over the next 24 hours. It strengthens further during this time.



The remnants of Philippe could clip or pass over coastal New England late Sunday into Monday. Winds could gust to high-end tropical storm force or even hurricane force during this time.


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