Tropical Storm Philippe continues west while Invest 91L in central Atlantic has high chance of development

The Atlantic just won't quit. As Ophelia's remnants continue to bring rain to the Northeast states in the U.S., Tropical Storm Philippe has been joined by a disturbance in the Central Atlantic.

Here's a closer look at the active Atlantic Basin.

Tropical Storm Philippe


Tropical Storm Philippe's stats. (FOX Weather)

Tropical Storm Philippe continues west through the open waters of the Atlantic before its expected west-northwest turn. 

On its current track, Philippe is expected to miss the Caribbean islands. The current forecast calls for Philippe to maintain its strength over the next few days, and it is not expected to become a hurricane at this point.

Philippe is the 16th named storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.



Tropical Storm Philippe's cone. (FOX Weather)

Invest 91L in eastern tropical Atlantic

The NHC has highlighted a disturbance several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands in the eastern tropical Atlantic, currently giving it a high chance of development in the next seven days. This disturbance has been dubbed Invest 91L by the NHC.

An invest is simply a naming convention used by the NHC to identify an area of weather that it is investigating for possible development into a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next week.



The outlook for Invest 91L in the eastern tropical Atlantic. (FOX Weather)

Forecasters said environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form within the next 2-3 days as the system moves west-northwestward across the central tropical Atlantic.

If it becomes a tropical storm with winds of at least 39 mph, this system will earn the name Rina.


The tropical weather outlook for the Atlantic Ocean. (FOX Weather)

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