Rina came and went in the Atlantic Ocean, leaving Tropical Storm Philippe and tropical storm warnings for the Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Antigua.
Here’s the 8 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center on where Philippe stands.
What’s happening with Tropical Storm Philippe?
Where is it: Philippe was 80 miles east-southeast of St. Martin.
Wind speed: Maximum sustained winds remained at 50 mph.
Movement: Philippe was heading west-northwest at 7 mph. “This general motion is anticipated through early Tuesday,” the hurricane center said. “The center of Philippe is expected to continue passing near the northern Leeward Islands Monday night and move north of those islands on Tuesday.”
Strength forecast:. “Little change in strength is forecast during the next day or so, and Philippe could begin to intensify more significantly around the middle of the week,” the hurricane center said in the 5 p.m. advisory.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from the center.
Hazards: Barbuda and Antigua can expect four to six inches of rain with the rest of the Leeward Islands getting two to four inches of rain.
“This rainfall may result in isolated to scattered flash flooding,” the hurricane center said.
Philippe’s swells will affect portions of the Atlantic coasts of the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through midweek.
“These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions,” the hurricane center said.
Will Florida be affected?: Florida and the continental United States coast are not on the forecast track.
Next advisory: The next full advisory will be 11 p.m. Monday.
Miami Herald staff writers Grethel Aguila and Omar Rodríguez Ortiz contributed to this report.