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Tropical Storm Kirk Revives

Tropical Storm Kirk Revives”

The storm is now 400 miles east of Barbados moving west at 18 mph with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

Graphic illustration of Tropical Storm Kirk as at September 26, 2018.

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. The effects will be minimal and the system will move away from the East Coast on Thursday. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or risky. "My staff and I are working closely with our partners at the National Weather Service located in San Juan, PR to ensure we receive real-time updates on the progress of Tropical Storm Kirk", Ms. Barnes said. Vincent and the Grenadines. It wasn't expected to strengthen beyond that but it was expected to dump more rain on parts of the already hard hit Carolinas, some of which are still under water after Hurricane Florence. Hurricane center forecasters are giving it a 50 percent chance of development over the next 48 hours. As it crosses into the Caribbean Sea, wind shear is expected to weaken the storm back to a depression.

The longer-term forecast doesn't keep Kirk around for too long.

NHC predicts Kirk will approach Barbados and the northern Windward Islands Thursday afternoon and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Friday morning.

The affected islands will likely experience tropical storm conditions Thursday, including very gusty winds and heavy rain. 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.



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