Former Tropical Storm Kirk could make a comeback

Former Tropical Storm Kirk could make a comeback

Former Tropical Storm Kirk could make a comeback

It is still quickly moving west at 18 miles per hour. The storm's center will move across the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening on its current track.

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.

The affected islands will likely experience tropical storm conditions Thursday, including very gusty winds and heavy rain.

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Kirk has made a comeback as a tropical storm and is heading for the northern Windward Islands, triggering a tropical storm warning for Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe and a tropical storm watch for St Vincent and the Grenadines. Acting Prime Minister Dale Marshall issued this statement a few minutes ago as the effects of Tropical Storm Kirk began to take effect. The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb (29.47 inches).

"Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 80 miles per hour (130 km/h) with higher gusts, and rapid strengthening is forecast to continue through tonight". Leslie could be reclassified as a subtropical or tropical later Thursday.

Kirk's remains were about 800 miles east of the islands that form the eastern perimeter of the Caribbean on Tuesday afternoon, and over 2,300 miles from South Florida. Because hurricane preparedness activities become hard once winds reach tropical storm force, the Warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the onset of tropical storm force winds. This system has a very high chance of redevelopment. Weakening is expected on Friday and this weekend after the storm enters the Caribbean. "These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides", the center warned.

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