Tracking the Tropics: Leslie joins Kirk in the tropics

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Elsewhere, the area of disturbed weather located between Bermuda and the Bahamas that should move by the southeastern USA coast has a 30 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm in the next five days, the hurricane center said. The westward movement speed had increased to 18 mph when it was 465 miles south southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect from that storm, which packs top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.

"Some intensification is likely over warm water over the next few days, but wind shear will weaken the storm as it approaches the lesser Antilles", said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Ian Oliver. Then, weakening is likely during the middle to latter part of the week.

Tropical Storm Kirk formed Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, and continues to move westward.

NHC forecasts keep it at tropical storm strength as it crosses the Atlantic over the next week.

The storm will move toward the west-northwest through early next week and is not a threat to Florida.

As of the 11 p.m.

BWS Tropical Storm Kirk September 2018
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Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Atlantic, sub-Tropical Storm Leslie formed in the North Atlantic Ocean and is "forecast to be a short-lived cyclone", said the NHC.

There are no coastal watches or warnings associated with Leslie.

At 5 a.m., the center of the poorly organized depression was located near 14.5 degrees north or about 320 miles east north-east of Barbados.

Forecasters are also watching Tropical Depression 11 near the Windward Islands and keeping a close eye on three other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic.

"Maximum sustained winds are near 25 miles per hour (35 km/h) with higher gusts".

The Ministry in a statement on Sunday said Trinidad and Tobago now falls within the forecast cone of the Tropical Storm, which has moved the Disaster Management Units (DMUs) to begin preparations in the event that it reaches our shores later this week. That disturbance constitutes the remnants of Hurricane Florence, which saturated the Carolinas with rain and wind last week.

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