Tropical Storm Philippe (pronounced Fill-eep) has formed well out in the central Atlantic Ocean. It is not expected to become a major hurricane. It will likely remain a tropical storm with peak winds around 40-55 mph and it moves to the northwest.
|Satellite view of the Atlantic|
After Philippe, we’ll have Rina, Sean and Tammy. We don’t use the letters Q,U,X,Y,Z. Later this week, a wave that’s come off of Africa will likely become Tropical Storm Rina.
Nothing much going on in the Eastern Pacific. There are clusters of thunderstorms that are drifting from east to west north of the Equator.