Here’s where Tropical Storm Kirk is Sunday and where it’s going

Gwen Vasquez
September 23, 2018

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center expect Kirk to move westward across the deep tropical Atlantic. The low near Bermuda may move toward the southeast coast.

Kirk does not pose a threat to the USA over the next eight days.

While it has a chance to clip the Carolinas, the core of the system will stay off-shore as a frontal system over the U.S. East Coast keeps it from moving inland.

On Sept. 7, a tropical depression formed in the eastern Atlantic, about 500 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands.

While these two factors are favorable for strengthening, Kirk is also moving through an area of relatively dry air, which would limit intensification, according to Kottlowski.

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Forecasters are also watching Tropical Depression 11 near the Windward Islands and keeping a close eye on three other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic. "It is possible that Kirk may open up into a trough as it is approaching the Lesser Antilles and moving into the eastern Caribbean Sea, but for now the official forecast maintains Kirk as a tropical storm through day 5". Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. The complex would likely be a weak system if it does develop.

The forecast says "shower and thunderstorm activity continues to become better organized near the center of a low pressure system located about 500 miles south of the southern Cabo Verde Islands, and a tropical depression appears to be forming".

This system has a low chance of development.

The depression has winds of 30 miles per hour and it is moving northwest at 3 miles per hour.

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