Tropical Storm Philippe forms off Cuba, on track towards Florida

Philippe dumped heavy rains on Cuba as it churned on a path expected to put it near south Florida.
Philippe dumped heavy rains on Cuba as it churned on a path expected to put it near south Florida.PHOTO: NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTRE

HAVANA (REUTERS) - Tropical Storm Philippe formed off Cuba on Saturday (Oct 28), dumping heavy rains on the island as it churned on a path expected to put it near south Florida overnight, the US National Hurricane Centre said.

The Miami-based center said the storm, with top sustained winds near 65kmh, was forecast to move off the northern coast of Cuba on Saturday evening and then take aim at the Florida Keys or the southern tip of the Florida peninsula.

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