Philippe keeps its strength in far Atlantic

October 5, 2011 - 5:25 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Philippe is maintaining its strength in the far Atlantic and could become a hurricane, but it's not expected to threaten land.

The storm's center was located Wednesday about 580 miles (930 km) south-southeast of Bermuda and was moving west-northwest at 6 mph (9 kph).

Its maximum sustained winds were 65 mph (100 kph) and Philippe could become a hurricane before moving out to sea. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.