Tropical Storm Kirk Revives

Tropical Storm Kirk Revives

Tropical Storm Kirk Revives

"Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 80 miles per hour (130 km/h) with higher gusts, and rapid strengthening is forecast to continue through tonight".

"Tropical-storm-force winds are expected to stay south of the territory". Sustained winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with higher gusts are possible across the islands today as the system passes to the north. It was moving west-northwest at 16 miles per hour.

"This disturbance is likely to redevelop into a tropical cyclone during the next day or two before it moves into an area of highly unfavourable upper-level winds as it approaches the Caribbean Sea", NHC said. The storm's center will move across the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening on its current track.

Tropical Storm Kirk continues to move quickly toward the Lesser Antilles, where tropical-storm conditions are expected later Thursday.

The government of France has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Guadeloupe and Martinique.

A tropical storm watch in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This system has a very high chance of redevelopment.

Newsday was told that while TT had nothing to worry about, islands including Barbados and Guadaloupe are expected to be hit by the storm, which will then dissipate in the Caribbean Sea.

But, as with the remnants of Kirk, it's not expected to do much long term.

Tropical Storm Kirk has made a comeback. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or risky.

The complex area of low pressure that includes what's left of Subtropical Storm Leslie is organizing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms can be expected with rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimeters), and isolated higher amount in mountainous areas. These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides on the islands.

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