Slow-Moving Tropical Storm Philippe Hits Northern Caribbean

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Tropical Storm Philippe brought heavy rain to the northern Caribbean islands on Tuesday, October 3, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Satellite footage from the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) shows the “slowly” moving Philippe bringing tropical storm conditions to the northeastern Leeward Islands.

The NHC said tropical storm conditions would continue for Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands through Tuesday.

As of Tuesday at 2 pm ET, Philippe was located approximately 55 miles (90 km) northeast of St Thomas, moving northwest at 10 mph and packing maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, according to the NHC. Credit: CSU/CIRA & NOAA via Storyful