Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast

Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast

Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) says it is issuing advisories for Tropical Storm Kirk and sub-Tropical Storm Leslie, according to an update on September 23.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect for either storm.

ORIGINAL STORY: Tropical Storm Kirk continues to move west through the Atlantic, and forecasters continue to predict it may be in the Caribbean by Thursday morning.

The other, located about 1,000 miles west-southwest of the Azores, has a 60 percent chance of formation.

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"No important changes in intensity are anticipated, and Leslie is forecast to become absorbed by a larger non-tropical low by the middle of the week", forecasters said. They have maximum sustained winds of 25 mph and are about 350 miles east-northeast of the Windward Islands. The storm is expected to reach the Lesser Antilles still at tropical storm strength by Friday, though some weakening is expected. According to the NHC, this system is now being hindered by some upper-level winds, but those winds are expected to die down in the next couple of days, giving the system a chance for some development.

Kirk is expected to speed up through the weekend but will not impact land for several days, allowing those potentially in its track plenty of time to prepare.

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts until November 30. It is under an upper level low, is cold core, and winds and thunderstorms are not even near the center.

"It is possible that Kirk could degenerate into a trough of low pressure during the next day or two while it moves quickly across the tropical central Atlantic", the public advisory says. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a 20% chance of development over the next 2 days, but a 40% chance of development over the next 5 days.

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