Potential Tropical Cyclone 18 develops in Caribbean, expected to become Philippe

Potential Tropical Cyclone 18 develops in Caribbean, expected to become Philippe

Potential Tropical Cyclone 18 develops in Caribbean, expected to become Philippe

Per the NHC, there is a medium chance that this could develop into a weak tropical system before reaching Florida, though conditions will be only somewhat favorable for development as it drifts north over the western Caribbean.

Alice developed on January 30 and reached winds of 90 miles per hour before dissipating on January 6.

In the near-term, this area of low pressure will contribute to a heavy rain threat over the Cayman Islands and portions of Cuba into Saturday. It's questionable how far north the heavier rain from Invest 93 will move before the front pushes all the tropical moisture out into the Atlantic.

Residents of the Florida Keys and South Florida are also advised to follow the progress of the storm.

The storm, officially named or not, will accelerate northeastward across Cuba then over the Florida Straits, perhaps brushing South Florida and/or the Bahamas during Saturday night.

Rain and showers associated with a northern cold front are just the beginning of wet weather rolling over the Cayman Islands this weekend.

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October and November storms are not unheard of.

In the record-setting 2005 season, three tropical storms formed in the Atlantic. More than 7 percent of the season's activity is yet to come in terms of average Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), a metric used to measure wind energy produced by tropical cyclones.

Update: 4:30 p.m.: Potential Tropical Cyclone 18 has been identified by the National Hurricane Center, which began issuing advisories at 5 p.m.

Rainfall of 3-5 inches (76-128 mm) with locally higher amounts can occur over South Florida and the northwestern Bahamas.

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