Highlight: Philippe turns northward this week and is expected to become the season’s 7th hurricane. Fig. 1: North Atlantic basin satellite view and prominent tropical features. Discussion: Tropical Storms Philippe is about 95 miles east-southeast of Barbuda at 8AM EDT moving west-northwest at 7 mph with top wind 50 mph and central pressure 998 MB. Philippe is forecast to turn north and northwestward through midweek and north-northeast late week while slowly intensifying into a hurricane. Philippe is likely to sit in the central North Atlantic subtropics and into next week. Elsewhere, tropical cyclone activity is not expected through the next 10 days.