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Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kirk formed over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning.

In a 5 p.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk was 430 miles (690 kilometers) south of the Cabo Verde Islands, moving west-northwest at 15 mph (24 kph) with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph).

Elsewhere, Tropical Depression Eleven is poorly organized near the Lesser Antilles and it is expected to continue to weaken. "Some strengthening is forecast through Sunday, with little change in intensity forecast on Monday and Tuesday".

Winds are sustained at 40 miles per hour and is moving west at 14 miles per hour.

"If these trends continue, advisories will be initiated on this system later today while the low moves westward at about 20 miles per hour".

Kirk does not pose a threat to the USA over the next eight days.




The two "outermost" waves will take closer to five days to develop, but the middle wave (Invest 90) has a 70% chance of developing those tropical or subtropical features within the next 48 hours, however, current projections show it simply meandering in the north-central Atlantic and not making progress toward land.

Finally, a non-tropical low pressure system is forming about 900 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

While it has a chance to clip the Carolinas, the core of the system will stay off-shore as a frontal system over the U.S. East Coast keeps it from moving inland.

There is a another system southeast of Bermuda.

That system is now producing limited showers and thunderstorms, but could see some development.