October 28, 2017 / 9:13 PM / a year ago

Tropical Storm Philippe forms off Cuba on track towards 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.

Reporting by Tom Brown

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