wnol.info February 22 2018

Center of tropical storm Selma to make landfall in El Salvador: NHC

February 22 2018, 04:18 | Irvin Gilbert

Tropical Storm Selma Public Advisory Number 1A

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center on Tuesday morning were watching a low pressure system in the Caribbean. The weather disturbance has a 50 percent chance of developing into at least a tropical depression within five days. (Image

As of Saturday evening, the National Hurricane Center has identified Tropical Storm Philippe, the 16th tropical storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season.

The hurricane center said the depression was "producing heavy rains across central Cuba and spreading northward over the Florida Keys and South Florida".

The storm has sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and is moving north at 29 miles per hour.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for the upper Florida Keys and southeast Florida, including coastal Miami-Dade.

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The depression had maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. An approaching trough will then cause Philippe to steer northeastward across the Florida Straits, continuing to be a rainmaker for Southwest Florida through Saturday night with rain tapering off by sunrise Sunday. It is expected to intensify some and become Tropical Storm Philippe by tonight, the hurricane center said.

While the system likely won't bring strong winds to Florida, it does have the potential to bring heavy rain and strong storms. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area by early Saturday, making outside preparations hard or dangerous.SURF: Swells generated by Selma are forecast to affect portions of the coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala later today.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Eighteen is picking up energy and is expected to bring torrential downpours to southern Florida and the east coast of the U.S. next week.

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