Barbados on alert for Tropical Storm Kirk | Caribbean

Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

It is moving generally to the west at about 18 miles per hour. On the forecast track, the center will move over the Lesser Antilles within the Tropical Storm Warning area Thursday night. This storm does not pose a threat to Florida.

After being downgraded late Monday morning thanks to no longer containing a closed center of circulation, Kirk is once again a tropical storm this morning.

Barbados remains under Tropical Storm Warning.

Barbadians will have to wait until after 5 o'clock this morning to know whether or not Government will order a national shutdown due to the passage of tropical storm Kirk.

The storm will continue moving westward towards the Windward Islands, forecasters said.

GOES-East satellite image of disturbance off the Carolinas on Sept. 25 2018
GOES-East satellite image of disturbance off the Carolinas on Sept. 25 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk is expected to make landfall in the Lesser Antilles Thursday evening, bringing 50 miles per hour winds and the threat of flooding and mudslides.

Tropical Storm Kirk rekindled on Wednesday as expected, after fizzling Tuesday, torn apart by its own quick speed and high wind shear. Weakening is expected on Friday and this weekend after the storm enters the Caribbean. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or unsafe.

A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that has maximum sustained surface winds of 74 miles per hour or greater.

N.H.C. said interests elsewhere in the central and northern Lesser Antilles, which includes the U.S. Virgin Islands, should monitor the progress of Kirk as additional warnings or watches could be issued tonight. 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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