Tropical Storm Philippe develops over central Atlantic

Currently moving west at 14 mph

ORLANDO, Fla.Tropical Storm Philippe formed on Saturday afternoon over the central Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center.

In an 5 p.m. advisory from the NHC, Philippe has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is heading west at 14 mph.

A slight decrease in forward speed is expected during the next few days, with gradual strengthening forecast through early next week, according to the NHC.

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