You probably have heard that Tropical Storm Philippe formed overnight yesterday. The storm remains in large part – poorly organized, and shouldn’t see significant strengthening as a tropical system. A fast-moving cold front will pick up the system today and bring it towards the northeastern US as a post-tropical low.
As of right now, no transit agencies have made any special announcements. Florida will largely be spared by Philippe’s wrath, with the worst of the storm’s effects being felt in Cuba and over the Caribbean waters. So aside from some possible minor detours due to rain and flooding issues in South Florida, it’s business as usual for all Florida transit agencies.
The northeastern US, including the New York City metro region should pay close attention to the remnants of Philippe, as some forecast tracks have the low pressure system possibly striking somewhere along the northeastern US coastline as it moves along with the front and the jet stream.
Please stay tuned to local media outlets for the latest.