Tropical Storm Kirk of 'immediate concern' to BVI

Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends

Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends

Leslie is only moving west at about 3 miles per hour and isn't expected to move very far in the next two days, forecasters say.

As forecasters warn of more unsafe flooding in the Carolinas from Hurricane Florence's torrential rainfall, they're also keeping an eye on Tropical Depression Kirk in the Atlantic. It is about 1,270 miles west of the Azores and has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

NHC forecasters say that an even faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected through Tuesday.

According to meteorologists with The Weather Channel and AccuWeather, Tropical Storm Kirk developed Saturday morning about 450 miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands. Some strengthening is forecast through Sunday, with little change in intensity expected on Monday and Tuesday.

"If these trends continue, advisories will be initiated on this system later today while the low moves westward at about 20 miles per hour".




The NHC said that it will not be issuing any more advisories on Tropical Depression Eleven as it degenerated into a "trough of low pressure".

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

Upper-level winds are expected to increase, limiting chances for additional development while the system moves near the southeastern US coast.

The latest National Hurricane Center Kirk storm track is still closely following a blend of the GFS, ECMWF, and HFIP Corrected Consensus model along the southern edge of the guidance envelope. Then, weakening is likely during the middle to latter part of the week.

The storm will move toward the west-northwest through early next week and is not a threat to Florida. It gives that disturbance a 50 percent chance of developing in the next five days.

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