Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast

James Marshall
September 23, 2018

So far, none of these systems are expected to have direct impact on the Florida peninsula.

The center of the tropical storm was located near latitude 8.3 north, longitude 23.6 west.

According to the National Hurricane Center, at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 8.6 North, longitude 24.8 West. Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 miles per hour (24 km/h), and a westward to west-northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to continue through tonight.

Tropical Depression Eleven is still expected to dissipate in the next day or so, without causing problems for land, the center said.

Tropical Disturbance 2: A broad area of low pressure located about 200 miles south of Bermuda is producing only minimal shower activity.

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is moving rapidly westward.

Some intensification is possible this weekend, but vertical wind shear may increase next week possibly limiting additional strengthening.

Finally, a non-tropical low pressure system is forming about 900 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

The eleventh named storm of the season has developed. At that time, the system will be moving westward and then northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, according to the center.

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