Tropical Storm Kirk regains strength, poses no threat to Trinidad

Tropical Storm Kirk is moving into the Eastern Caribbean Sea. On the forecast track the center of Kirk or its remnants will move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea over the next day or two

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Kirk enters the Caribbean

According to N.H.C.'s 5:00 p.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 12.7 North, longitude 55.7 West. Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 miles per hour (30 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue over the next few days. The storm's center will move across the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening on its current track. This storm does not pose a threat to Florida. Storms located to the east and northeast of the center of the regenerating tropical storm had rainfall at a rate of over 69 mm (2.7 inches) per hour.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

Meanwhile, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, and Guadeloupe, while a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The remnants of Kirk has regained strength and has regenerated into a tropical storm. The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb (29.47 inches).

A tropical storm is a tropical cyclone that has maximum sustained surface winds ranging from 39-73 miles per hour. One disturbance is near the North Carolina coast, and the other one is post-tropical cyclone Leslie.

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There are no coastal warnings for the storm. It has a 90 percent chance of development in the next five days.

NHC predicts Kirk will approach Barbados and the northern Windward Islands Thursday afternoon and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Friday morning.

Newsday was told that while TT had nothing to worry about, islands including Barbados and Guadaloupe are expected to be hit by the storm, which will then dissipate in the Caribbean Sea.

Wind: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or unsafe. These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides on the islands.

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