Hurricane tracker: Tropical Storm Kirk projected path - where is Kirk now?

Hurricane tracker: Tropical Storm Kirk projected path - where is Kirk now?

National Hurricane Center forecasters are now calling a storm that is closest to the USA, and about 485 miles east of the Windward Islands, Tropical Depression Eleven. Data supplied by the US National Hurricane Center suggest that the point of landfall will be near 13.1 N, 59.2 W. Kirk is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 83 km/h (51 mph). Kirk was barely hanging on as a tropical storm with only 40 miles per hour winds thanks to lots of African dust in its path.

As we continue to recover from the impacts from Hurricane Florence, there are 4 reminders that we are still in the midst of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. It is possible that this system could acquire tropical or sub-tropical characteristics in the coming days. 9km/h. A slow west-northwestward to northwest motion is expected until the system dissipates in a day or so... Kirk does not pose a threat to Florida.

The tropical system that seems most worth keeping an eye on is a wave off the western coast of Africa that the Hurricane Center says has a 80 percent chance of forming into a tropical cyclone in the next few days as it moves across the Atlantic.

Then there was newly formed Subtropical Storm Leslie, which popped up in the mid-Atlantic on Sunday far to the east of Bermuda. We will have a 40 percent chance for some showers and storms throughout the day. However, they add it may begin weakening in the middle of the week.

Tropical Storm Kirk picked up speed in the Atlantic Ocean in Sunday's first hours, but only maintained its winds just at tropical storm force level. "Due to this, travel isn't recommended south of US 64", it added.

Kirk, which became a named storm Saturday, was moving westward 23 mph at 40 mph and was 645 miles southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands, the NHC said in its 5 p.m. advisory. Then an nearly due west path is forecast through the rest of the weekend and through early next week. "This new low developed from part of that larger system, but it is not closely enough associated with Florence to be called its direct remnants".

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