Subtropical Storm Leslie forms in Atlantic, experts still watching Kirk

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"An even faster westward motion across the tropical Atlantic is expected through Tuesday".

The system will likely dissipate later today or early Monday before reaching the Lesser Antilles.

Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest near 24 km/h, and a westward to west-northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to continue through tonight.

As we continue to recover from the impacts from Hurricane Florence, there are 4 reminders that we are still in the midst of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.


"The system we now have in the Tropical Weather Outlook near Bermuda is not the "remnant low" of Florence as the NWS office in Charleston stated in their tweet", said Michael J. Brennan in an email to McClatchy on Thursday night. Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 miles per hour.

The Ministry reiterated that T&T is not under a Tropical Storm watch/warning at this time, but urged the public to monitor official weather reports in the coming days.

The latest National Hurricane Center Kirk storm track is still closely following a blend of the GFS, ECMWF, and HFIP Corrected Consensus model along the southern edge of the guidance envelope.

About 1000 miles west southwest of the Azores is a non-tropical low pressure system.


"It could approach the coast as far south as Georgia, or as far north as Virginia, and if we're really lucky it will stay away from the coast altogether", said Moss. "This new low developed from part of that larger system, but it is not closely enough associated with Florence to be called its direct remnants". There is a 70% chance of formation in the next five days.

Widespread strong thunderstorms with heavy rain will develop in much of the Mississippi River and OH valleys, eventually spreading into parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by late Sunday and into Monday.

The NHC also noted there is a disturbance located between the United States and Bermuda, and it is forecast to move to the west.


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