Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Hurricane Philippe poses a risk of flooding over the weekend

One to three inches of rain will fall in Puerto Rico this weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami in the 11:00 pm bulletin of Tropical Storm Philippe.

Philippe is expected to continue on a trajectory very similar to the one tracked at 5:00 pm today and that the center of what may now be the remnant of the system will enter the northeast of the Island. .

The storm is currently moving at 8 mph.

“Philippe is forecast to produce 1 to 3 inches of rain across the northern Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands and parts of Puerto Rico Saturday through Monday. The heavy rains coming from Philippe will create separate effects of urban flooding and small streams,” CNH explained.

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“The maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in intensity is forecast over the next day or two, with a slight weakening forecast this week. The tropical storm’s strong winds will extend up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center,” they detailed.

“The interests of the northern Leeward Islands, the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico must monitor the progress of this system,” CNH warned.

Philippe strengthened slightly this morning, Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. The atmospheric system has increased its winds to 50 miles per hour, however, “slow weakening” is expected as it moves westward, the entity explained.

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