Poorly Organized Philippe Moving Away From South Florida

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Philippe is moving quickly to the northeast, away from the U.S. east coast and the northwestern Bahamas.

At 5 p.m. the center of Philippe was located about 250 miles northeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour.

Philippe has accelerated and is now moving toward the northeast near 46 miles per hour.

On the forecast track, the center of Philippe will continue to move quickly away from the Florida east coast and the northwestern Bahamas this morning, and then move over the open western Atlantic by this afternoon.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Government of the Bahamas has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for the northwestern Bahamas.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

RAINFALL: Philippe is expected to produce additional rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches over the northern Bahamas and eastern Cuba. This rainfall could cause flash flooding, especially in urban areas and in the mountainous terrain of Cuba.

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to end in the warning area in Cuba this morning.  Tropical storm conditions should continue across portions of the warning area in the northwestern Bahamas this morning, but end by early afternoon.

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