Tropical Storm Phillip is on track to drench parts of New England and Canada

Tropical Storm Phillip This weekend could bring another round of strong winds and rain to parts of the northeastern United States and Canada’s southeastern Atlantic coast as the weather system continues its northward track across the Atlantic, forecasters said early Friday morning.

As of 5 a.m. Friday, Philip was swirling over the South Atlantic about 195 miles south of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said. Advice. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving north at 18 mph.

Tropical Storm Phillip Track and Forecast

Forecasters expect Philip to pick up speed as it moves toward the northeastern United States and Canada over the next few days.

The National Hurricane Center advisory said the storm could pick up speed by Saturday night, turn “to the north-northwest” after passing Bermuda on Friday, and Philip is forecast to “reach the coast of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick.” , or eastern Maine Saturday night through Sunday.”

Graphic provided by the U.S. National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center shows Tropical Storm Phillip’s forecast track as of 5 a.m. ET on October 6, 2023.

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The storm is expected to gradually strengthen as it gains speed, but forecasters expect Phillip to weaken to a post-tropical storm on Saturday as it approaches New England and Canada.

“For parts of New York and New England, 1 to 3 inches of rainfall, with local amounts of up to 5 inches, are expected to move in with Phillip this weekend,” the hurricane center said. “Scattered events of urban and flash flooding are expected to be isolated.”

Phillip is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to Bermuda beginning early Friday morning, with two to four inches of rain expected, according to the hurricane center. A tropical storm warning was already in effect for the island.

Large swells have already hit Bermuda from a different weather system Thursday and are forecast to grow as it approaches Phillip Island, the hurricane center said, adding that the confluence of conditions could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents.

Tropical Cyclone An umbrella term for any weather phenomenon characterized by rotating, low-level systems with clouds and thunderstorms formed over tropical or subtropical waters, According to To the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Once a tropical cyclone’s maximum sustained wind speed exceeds 39 mph, it is considered a tropical storm. A post-tropical cyclone is a hurricane that “no longer has sufficient tropical characteristics to be considered a tropical cyclone,” according to the National Weather Service. writesIt warns that it could bring strong winds and heavy rain either way.

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