Here’s where Tropical Storm Kirk is Sunday and where it’s going

A sign commemorating the rebuilding of the town of Nichols which was flooded two years earlier from Hurricane Matthew stands in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Nichols S.C. Friday Sept. 21 2018. Virtually the entire town is onc

Tropical Storm Kirk is located 465 south-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving to the west at 18 miles per hour (30 km/h).

Kirk is "moving rapidly" to the west over the eastern "tropical Atlantic" Ocean, according to the NHC at 11 a.m.

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

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Where is Tropical Storm Kirk now? "The low is forecast to move westward and west-northwestward at about 10 miles per hour over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean and by Tuesday or Wednesday, upper-level winds are forecast to strengthen again, likely limiting the development".

Tropical Storm Kirk is located 450 miles south of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

Tropical Depression 11 degenerated into a trough of low pressure around 11 a.m. Sunday.

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Forecasters say Subtropical Storm Leslie, newly formed in the North Atlantic, is expected to dissipate in a few days. Forecasters think the storm will move even faster though Tuesday.

There are now no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

"No important changes in intensity are anticipated, and Leslie is forecast to become absorbed by a larger non-tropical low by the middle of the week", forecasters said. That includes the former Tropical Depression Eleven, which dissipated on Sunday morning before reaching the islands.

The forecast says that "strong upper- level winds are expected to diminish by Sunday or Monday, which could allow for some slow development of this system while it moves westward and then northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean".

The NHC added that it is slated to hit the southeastern coast of the September 25 and September 26.

Images on social media show masses of dead fish left on a North Carolina road after floodwaters from Hurricane Florence receded.


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