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St. Croix Reports Consistent Rainfall Sunday Morning … Tropical Storm Philippe Expected To Drop Heavy Rains On Central And Western Cuba

MIAMI — Tropical storm Phillipe has formed in the Caribbean, becoming the 16th named storm of the 2017 hurricane season.

It is expected to bring heavy rains to central and western Cuba, spreading northward across the Florida Keys and south Florida.

In the meantime, St. Croix was reporting consistent rainfall on Sunday morning.

“Scattered to numerous showers are expected across portions of Eastern PR, the USVI, and local waters,” the National Weather Service (NWS) said. “Seas up to five feet and winds up to 15 knots expected across the local waters.”

Philippe’s maximum sustained winds as of th 5:00 p.m. advisory are 40 miles per hour, and the storm is moving north at 29 miles per hour.  The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a Flood Advisory for West central Charlotte County and South central Sarasota County.

Go to the Virgin Islands Free Press Facebook platform for continued updates on Phillipe’s track throughout the weekend.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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