Tropical depression Kirk expected to degenerate over next 48 hours

Tropical depression Kirk expected to degenerate over next 48 hours

Tropical depression Kirk expected to degenerate over next 48 hours

Kirk is about 645 miles southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph.

Kirk pushed westward in the eastern Atlantic as a tropical storm before weakening to a tropical depression on Sunday night.

The latest satellite pass over the storm, thousands of miles out in the North Atlantic, showed a hybrid system that's a mix between a tropical storm and the more common storm systems we see all the time. Still almost 3,000 miles away from the First Coast and USA, it will continue to fluctuate in strength and size over the next few days as it approaches the Lesser Antilles & Caribbean by Friday. Kirk remains somewhat disorganized but is expected to slowly strengthen until it reaches the Caribbean going into Thursday.

Fall officially arrived on Saturday at 9:54 p.m.

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Leslie was located about 1,170 miles west of the Azores and moving west at 3 mph.

Then there was newly formed Subtropical Storm Leslie, which popped up in the mid-Atlantic on Sunday far to the east of Bermuda. It was not clear what the system would be named if it became a tropical storm. A slow west-northwestward or northwestward motion is expected for the next day or so. As of the 11 AM advisory, the NHC is giving this area of low pressure a 30% chance of development in the next two days and a 40% chance of development in the next four days.

The remnants of Kirk are forecast to continue on a westerly course over the next few days. Like tropical cyclones, they are non-frontal, synoptic-scale cyclones that originate over tropical or subtropical waters, and have a closed surface wind circulation about a well-defined center. The odds of this expected wave becoming a depression over the next 5 days sit at 50%.

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