Tropical Storm Philippe has formed in the Central Tropical Atlantic on September 23rd, making it the sixteenth named storm of the 2023 season. Currently located 1045 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, Philippe has maximum sustained wind speeds of 40 mph. While there is a possibility of strengthening over the next few days, it is expected to remain a tropical storm.
The latest model guidance indicates that Philippe will continue tracking westward in the coming days, with a turn towards the north occurring well east of Lesser Antilles next week. Although it is too early to determine the exact path, it is unlikely to have any direct impacts on land during this time.
It is important to note that spaghetti models, which show a series of computer forecast models together on one map, can provide insight into the general consensus of the storm’s path. However, they do not address the storm’s forecast intensity, winds, flooding, storm surge potential, or other relevant data. For more information on how to effectively use these models, please refer to our link.
Aside from Philippe, there are two other weather systems worth monitoring. Ophelia and a disturbance in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic are both being closely observed for any significant developments. To stay updated on the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season and access more detailed information, please visit the provided link.
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