Ophelia and Philippe Pose No Threat to South Florida Now | NBC 6 South Florida

Ophelia and Philippe Pose No Threat to South Florida Now

Experts say that neither Hurricane Ophelia nor TS Philippe pose any threat to Florida for now

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Hurricane Ophelia as of 8 a.m. Friday

    Neither Hurricane Ophelia nor Tropical Storm Philippe pose any threat to Florida for the foreseeable future, experts at the National Hurricane Center said Friday.

    Ophelia was movng north-northwestward with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. It was located about 665 miles south Bermuda in the Atlantic. It was a Categoy Two hurricane and some strengthening was forecast in the next 48 hours.

    But Bermuda may possibly feel tropical storm force winds from Ophelia by Saturday afternoon.

    And Philippe was moving northwestward with 45 mph maximum winds. It was located 1,150 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands. It was expected to strengthen a little Friday and then weaken over the weekend.

    "It's a long ways across the ocean," said Hurricane Specialist Robbie Berg of Philippe. "Most likely it will turn north at some point ... At this point, no worries. If in serveral days it starts looking like a greater threat we'll make that known."