Disturbance 1. Tropical Storm Philippe is no threat to our area. However, tropical storm conditions continue on Bermuda as it moves NNE at 18 MPH with 50 MPH maximum sustained winds. Interests in eastern New England and Atlantic Canada should monitor the progress of Philippe. On the forecast track, the center of Philippe will pass near Bermuda later today, and then reach the coast of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or eastern Maine Saturday night into Sunday.
Disturbance 2. Eastern Tropical Atlantic: A low-latitude tropical wave is expected to move off the west coast of Africa later today and tonight. Thereafter, environmental conditions appear generally conducive for gradual development of the system, and a tropical depression could form by the early to middle part of next week while it moves westward to west-northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic. Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent and formation chance through 7 days...medium...50 percent.