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Kirk redevelops in Atlantic

Posted at 10:05 AM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 14:26:59-04

Kirk has formed into a tropical storm again in the southern Atlantic and is getting stronger and better organized.

With the 2PM update Kirk had sustained winds of 60 mph and is moving to the west at 18 mph.

Tropical Satellite of Kirk Wednesday afternoon

Earlier this morning the hurricane center noticed on satellite that the intensity of the thunderstorms with the remnants of Kirk had strengthen and that a new center was developing.

According to the official track Kirk will slide off to the WNW and head for the Lesser Antilles Thursday evening.

NHC official track for Kirk

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the islands of Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia while watches are up for Grenadines and St. Vincent.

After passing over the islands and moving into the Caribbean Sea Kirk is forecast to weaken rapidly to a tropical depression by Saturday as it should run into strong wind shear.

By Sunday Kirk is projected to be sheared apart down to remnants again or a post tropical cyclone.

We will still have to keep an eye on this moisture as some of the showers and storms could work into the Gulf of Mexico.