Tropical Storm Philippe forms off Cuba on track toward Florida

(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Philippe formed off Cuba on Saturday, dumping heavy rains on the island as it churned on a path expected to put it near south Florida overnight, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The Miami-based center said the storm, with top sustained winds near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h), 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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