Tropical Storm Kirk: Warnings Issued for Caribbean Islands

Ismael LynchSep 28, 2018

The tropical storm was travelling westerly at 18 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the center.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, while there is still a tropical storm watch for St Vincent and the Grenadines. On the forecast track, the center of Kirk will move over the Lesser Antilles within the Tropical Storm Warning area Thursday afternoon.

You can count on the NBC2 Hurricane Tracking Team to alert you first on any breaking developments with Tropical Storm Kirk.

Meanwhile, Kirk has restrengthened into a tropical storm, and tropical storm warnings and watches have been issued for portions of the Lesser Antilles.

The affected islands will likely experience tropical storm conditions Thursday, including very gusty winds and heavy rain. Weakening is expected on Friday and this weekend after the storm enters the Caribbean.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 miles per hour (95 km/h) with higher gusts. 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.

The number of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes increases substantially in August, peaks in mid-September and decreases towards a minimum by early November.

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or unsafe.

Dominica, according to the National Hurricane Center, which warned that these rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic, the remnants of Leslie continue to reorganize.

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