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

Frederick Owens
September 24, 2018

"Weakening is likely during the middle to latter part of the week".

National Hurricane Center advisory, Kirk's sustained winds measured 35 mph and extended 70 miles north of the storm's center.

According to meteorologists with The Weather Channel and AccuWeather, Tropical Storm Kirk developed Saturday morning about 450 miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands.

It was cruising west at about 25 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday at 11 p.m. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 miles per hour with higher gusts.

Kirk will be moving over increasingly warmer waters and through a relatively low-shear environment for the next 2-3 days, which should allow for some strengthening, according to the NHC.

Then there was newly formed Subtropical Storm Leslie, which popped up in the mid-Atlantic on Sunday far to the east of Bermuda.

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NHC forecasters predict Leslie will likely be absorbed by a larger low-pressure system by mid-week.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Kirk chugged across the southern Atlantic on a westward heading toward the Lesser Antilles.

The Cayman Islands Weather Service said that Kirk and remnants of Tropical Depression Eleven posed no threat to the Cayman Islands.

Below is additional information from the National Hurricane Center. They identified an area that needed to be repaired, and a contractor was immediately sent to the site and began the repairs Sunday afternoon. Unfavorable upper-level winds and dry air are expected to limit development tonight and Sunday, but conditions could become more conducive for some development of this system on Monday or Tuesday while it moves westward and west-northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean.

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