TROPICS: Kirk in far southeastern Atlantic

James Marshall
September 24, 2018

"The biggest limiting factors for intensification would be the cyclone's fast motion and possible entrainment of dry air", NHC forecaster Robbie Berg said in a discussion.

Kirk could potentially impact the USVI in some form during the upcoming weekend, according to the storm's projected path.

The latest forecast says Kirk was moving west near 14 miles per hour and a westward to west- northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to continue through tonight.

The next advisory on Kirk is expected at 11 a.m. Sunday. Leslie is not expected to hang around for very long - a new low, one that could become a named storm itself - is forecast to develop north of Leslie and absorb the storm.

Finally, Tropical Depression 11 is no more. Further weakened by dry air and strong wind shear, Isaac dissipated in the Caribbean on September 15.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 miles and it continues to move north west at six miles per hour. Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, September 23, 2018, due the presence of Tropical Storm Kirk over the Atlantic Ocean.

Leslie is about 1,145 miles (1,840 kilometers) west-southwest of the Azores and has winds of 40 mph (65 kph).

Tropical Storm Kirk was accelerating westward over the eastern tropical Atlantic as Subtropical Storm Leslie formed Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said. However, they add it may begin weakening in the middle of the week.

Fair to good surf conditions are expected Monday with an east-northeast swell and wave heights 3 to 4 feet. Forecasters expect the storm to dissipate in a few days.

"It could threaten parts of the Windward Islands Thursday or Friday of this coming week with strong to perhaps damaging winds and heavy rainfall". Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates while you are on the go.

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