Published: Mon, September 24, 2018
Research | By Sheri Schwartz

Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast

Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast

Once the afternoon settles in, expect to see those storms forming to the east and moving to the west. "Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center", said the NHC.

Forecasters said a faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday. "Tomorrow we start with coastal showers and the rain will move inland as the day goes on". This is due to a cold front moving through and stalling just to the south of us.

Off the coast of Africa, Tropical Storm Kirk hasn't strengthened much overnight, but it also hasn't weakened.

The Ministry in a statement on Sunday said Trinidad and Tobago now falls within the forecast cone of the Tropical Storm, which has moved the Disaster Management Units (DMUs) to begin preparations in the event that it reaches our shores later this week.

There is a another system southeast of Bermuda.

The system is expected to be close to the Lesser Antilles by Thursday.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Atlantic, sub-Tropical Storm Leslie formed in the North Atlantic Ocean and is "forecast to be a short-lived cyclone", said the NHC.

"Large swells and high threats of rip currents associated with Tropical Storm Florence will produce life-threatening ocean conditions along Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) beaches", the statement said.

The low pressure area that has formed into Depression Nine has moved very little during the past several hours. It's 415 miles east-northeast of the Windward Islands and had maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. A slow west-northwest to northwest motion is expected until the system dissipates in a day or so. This system could become a sub-tropical or tropical system early next week. Then an nearly due west path is forecast through the rest of the weekend and through early next week.

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