KIRK REGENERATES INTO A TROPICAL STORM
Written by rvrjamz on 26 September 2018
Kirk has regenerated into a tropical storm over the western tropical atlantic.
Tropical storm warnings and watches have been issued for portions of the Lesser Antilles.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Kirk is moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h). A westward to west-northwestward motion is expected through Friday night. On the forecast track, Kirk is expected to approach Barbados and the northern Windward Islands Thursday afternoon and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Friday morning. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast until Kirk moves through the central Lesser Antilles Thursday afternoon and evening. However, rapid weakening is expected on Friday after Kirk emerges over the Caribbean Sea.
Kirk is expected to produce total rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches with maximum totals of 10 across the northern Windward and southern Leeward Islands from Barbados and St. Lucia northward across Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe. These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods.
Meanwhile, The government of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Barbados. The government of St. Lucia has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for St. Lucia. The government of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.