MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The National Hurricane Center said Saturday what had been tropical depression 17 has grown into Tropical Storm Philippe, churning in the Atlantic south of the Cape Verde Islands,
At 5 p.m., Philippe was located 345 miles SW of the southernmost Cape Verde islands, with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph. The storm is about 3500 miles from MiamiREAD MORE: Officials Worry Large Crowds Will Leave Mess Behind After Memorial Day Weekend
The system was moving to the west at 14 mph, and early models indicate that it will make a turn to the north in the next few days, moving into the Atlantic.READ MORE: Death Of Child Pulled From Homestead Pond Under Investigation
The Hurricane Center said strengthening is expected over the next 24 hours.
You can get complete details on the storm, including up-to date maps and forecasts, at the CBSMiami Tropical Weather Center.MORE NEWS: Florida Law Enforcement Officials Reassure Parents On Potential School Shooter Threat