Tropical Storm Rosa to become major Hurricane soon

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

As expected, the system regained tropical storm strength in the generally favorable atmospheric conditions just east of the eastern Caribbean islands.

Gradual weakening is anticipated during the next couple of days, but Kirk is forecast to move across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea as a tropical storm.

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

As of Wednesday afternoon, Tropical Storm Warnings due to Kirk were in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe, while a Tropical Storm Watch was in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

According to the Barbados Meteorological Services, sustained surface winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts to storm force are expected to spread across Barbados starting later tonight and persisting into tomorrow.




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

Kirk has top winds estimated at 45 miles per hour Wednesday morning.

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

On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Rosa formed off the Pacific Coast. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Thursday afternoon or evening.

Meanwhile, an area of low pressure off North Carolina has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression.

But post-tropical cyclones can continue to carry heavy rains and high winds. It will move over cooler Atlantic waters but could likely develop a closed center of circulation.

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