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.

Kirk could potentially impact the USVI in some form during the upcoming weekend, according to the storm's projected path. It was cruising west at about 25 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday at 11 p.m. The westward movement speed had increased to 25 mph when it was 835 miles west southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

"A high level of uncertainty exists with the track and development of Tropical Storm Kirk as it continues to move west". Some strengthening is forecast through Sunday, with little change in intensity expected on Monday and Tuesday.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure that is expected to move near the southeastern US coast this week.

Winds are sustained at 40 miles per hour and is moving west at 14 miles per hour.

There is also a tropical depression located about 480 miles east of the Windward Islands.

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The NHC says it's expected to dissipate within two days and is no longer issuing updates on the system.

In the North-Central Atlantic, Leslie probably is not even subtropical.

Tropical Storm Kirk was accelerating westward over the eastern tropical Atlantic as Subtropical Storm Leslie formed Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said. The center puts a formation chance into a depression at 10 percent over the next two days and 30 percent through Wednesday or Thursday.

Below is additional information from the National Hurricane Center.

And a disturbance - a broad area of low pressure - sandwiched between Bermuda and the Bahamas may make a go at soaking the already water-logged North Carolina by mid-week.