TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tropical Storm Rina formed in the Atlantic on Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Rina is located about 1,190 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands – not too far behind Tropical Storm Philippe.
Tropical Storm Rina has max sustained winds of 40 mph and should strengthen gradually in the coming days. It is expected to make a more westward turn late Thursday or early Friday.
The NHC is also tracking Tropical Storm Philippe, which is located about 560 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. It is nearly stationary
Philippe’s maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph. The storm will likely weaken this weekend.
Forecasters said Philippe may produce 1 to 3 inches of rain across the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and portions of Puerto Rico this weekend and into early next week.