Kirk intensifies back into a Tropical Storm

Kirk intensifies back into a Tropical Storm

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

The last update, at 5 am, placed Tropical Storm Kirk at 13.5°N 58.3°W, moving on a Northwest North path at 16 miles per hour.

The latest analysis of Kirk found a center of circulation but also winds up to 45 miles per hour. As it crosses into the Caribbean Sea, wind shear is expected to weaken the storm back to a depression.

The Met Office still advised that people pay close attention to information being issued on its website.

Tropical Storm Kirk is slated to approach the Lesser Antilles on Sep.

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A tropical storm is a tropical cyclone that has maximum sustained surface winds ranging from 39-73 miles per hour. The main threat for the Carolinas would be high surf along the coast and an increased chance of rip currents.

Tropical Storm Kirk continues to move quickly toward the Lesser Antilles, where tropical-storm conditions are expected later Thursday.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

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

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 and mudslides", the center warned.

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