Philippe Keeps Its Strength in Far Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Philippe is maintaining its strength in the far Atlantic and could become a hurricane, but it’s not expected to threaten land.

The storm’s center was located Wednesday about 580 miles (930 km) south-southeast of Bermuda and was moving west-northwest at 6 mph (9 kph).

Its maximum sustained winds were 65 mph (100 kph) and Philippe could become a hurricane before moving out to sea. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Source: Associated Press