NHC – Tropical Storm Philippe, as of 500 AM AST on Sunday, October 1, 2023, continues to move westward with no significant change in its strength.
Located at 16.4N 58.2W, approximately 210 miles east of Guadeloupe and 250 miles east-southeast of Barbuda, Philippe sustains maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.
Its present movement is towards the west at 7 mph, but a west-northwest to northwestward motion is expected in the coming days, potentially impacting the northern Leeward Islands.
While little change in strength is anticipated in the short term, some strengthening may occur as Philippe moves north of the Leeward Islands.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 150 miles east of the center, and rainfall of 1 to 4 inches may lead to isolated flash flooding in the Leeward Islands.
Philippe is likely to generate life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along the Atlantic coasts of the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Tropical Storm Rina Expected to Weaken Rapidly
Tropical Storm Rina, as of 500 AM AST on Sunday, October 1, 2023, is positioned at 24.3N 53.7W, about 735 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.
Rina sustains maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is moving northwest at 14 mph, with a northward and then north-northeastward turn expected.
Rapid weakening is anticipated, with Rina likely becoming a remnant low later today or tonight and dissipating by early Tuesday.
No coastal watches or warnings are currently in effect, and there are no significant hazards affecting land.
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