Philippe Now Downgraded To A Remnant Low
StormTrack12 Weather Center - At 5:00 PM the remnants of Philippe were located near latitude 31.0 North, longitude 75.0 West. Philippe is moving toward the north-northeast near 46 mph. Philippe's winds have stayed constant at 60 mph. A motion toward the northeast at a faster forward speed is expected to begin later this afternoon and continue through Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Philippe will continue to move quickly away from the Florida east coast and the northwestern Bahamas and emerge over the open western Atlantic later this afternoon, remaining well away from the United States and Bermuda.
The storm is expected to continue to move northeast and pass well off the North Carolina coast. It will stay offshore as it goes up the East Coast. Eastern North Carolina will see some gusty winds but not as much rain as we would have had the storm come closer. Moisture from Philippe has all but moved offshore, but we can expect some lingering showers and isolated storms until 8 PM. The wind gusts are now the story, and will be between 15-35 mph inland and 35-50 mph along the coast and Outer Banks Sunday into Monday morning.