Tropical Storm Kirk projected to hit Barbados Thursday

Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

As of the 11 AM advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Kirk has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. Because hurricane preparedness activities become hard once winds reach tropical storm force, the Watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the onset of tropical storm force winds.

In its discussion of the storm, the agency said Kirk "is predicted to dissipate due to the strong shear over the Caribbean Sea in about 5 days, and several of the reliable global models show this occurring even sooner".

The affected islands will likely experience tropical storm conditions Thursday, including very gusty winds and heavy rain.

The latest analysis of Kirk found a center of circulation but also winds up to 45 miles per hour.

Barbados remains under Tropical Storm Warning.

But, a sea advisory has been issued for the territory and the DDM said the advisory can increase to a "Warning" as Kirk gets closer on Friday.

Tropical Storm Kirk is expected to move through the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening, and National Hurricane Center analysts expect it to weaken again to a tropical depression by Saturday morning. This storm does not pose a threat to Florida. The NHC is giving post-tropical cyclone Leslie a 50% chance of tropical or subtropical development in the next two days, and a 90% chance over the next five days.

A Hurricane Watch is issued when sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are POSSIBLE within the specified area of the Watch.

Rain: Kirk is expected to produce total rainfall of 4 to 6 inches across the northern Windward and southern Leeward Islands with isolated maximum totals up to 10 inches across Martinique and Dominica.

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