Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

The remnants of Kirk has regained strength and has regenerated into a tropical storm. On the forecast track, the center of Kirk will move over the Lesser Antilles within the Tropical Storm Warning area Thursday afternoon.

National Hurricane Center (NHC) in its 5 p.m. update.

A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are EXPECTED somewhere within the specified area of the Warning.

According to N.H.C.'s 5:00 p.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 12.7 North, longitude 55.7 West. Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 miles per hour (30 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue over the next few days.

A storm warning however remains in effect for Barbados.

Tropical Storm Kirk is on a path to dump heavy rains that could bring unsafe flooding to the eastern Caribbean, forecasters said.

Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

A tropical storm watch in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The storm is expected to be ripped apart by stronger wind shears in the Caribbean Sea this weekend.

On Wednesday, Tropical Storm Kirk had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was spinning to the west at 18 mph about 665 miles east of Barbados in the eastern Caribbean. According to resources, there are no current threats to Florida from Kirk at the present time.

There are no coastal warnings for the storm.

The complex area of low pressure that includes what's left of Subtropical Storm Leslie is organizing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Rainfall totals from four to six inches, with isolated totals up to 10 inches, are possible through Friday from Barbados and St. Lucia northward across Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe. "These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides", the center warned.


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