At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the poorly defined center of Tropical Storm Philippe was located near latitude 19.0 North, longitude 64.4 West. Philippe is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). A turn toward the north-northwest is expected later today, followed by a northward motion late Wednesday through Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Philippe is expected to move away from the Virgin Islands beginning tonight. However, the strongest winds and heaviest rains will likely occur in the islands to the southeast of the center.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days. Philippe could begin to strengthen a bit late this week.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km)primarily to the east and southeast of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).
ABOUT 55 MI…90 KM NE OF ST. THOMAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1004 MB…29.65
INCHES CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of Antigua and Barbuda has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for Anguilla.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* British Virgin Islands
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area.
Interests elsewhere in the northern Leeward Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of Philippe.