The system continues to move towards the west near 18 mph (30 km/h), with a west to west-northwestward motion expected over the next 12 to 24 hours.
"Tropical-storm-force winds are expected to stay south of the territory".
At 5 p.m. EDT, the center of Kirk was located about 260 miles (415 kilometers) east of Barbados. A pocket of little to no shear will help Kirk gain strength as it moves to the west, but it's going to have a hard time overcoming the strong winds now settled over the Caribbean.
The government of France has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Guadeloupe and Martinique. Regardless of development, sustained surface winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with higher gusts are expected to spread across the islands starting Wednesday night and persisting into Thursday.
Kirk has redeveloped into a tropical storm over the western tropical Atlantic. Little change in strength is forecast until Kirk moves through the central Lesser Antilles Thursday afternoon and evening. As it crosses into the Caribbean Sea, wind shear is expected to weaken the storm back to a depression.
A Tropical Storm Watch is issued when Tropical Storm conditions, including winds of 39-73 mph, pose a POSSIBLE threat to a specified coastal area within 48 hours.
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And while the storms that threaten Florida at this time of the year tend to follow a similar path toward the Caribbean, it doesn't look like the conditions are there to keep a potential Kirk 2.0 alive that long. "The chance of tropical development over the next five days was 70 percent". There may be thunderstorms in a few areas today and street/flash flooding and gusty winds are still possible in the event of heavy downpours. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or unsafe.
On this track, the centre of Kirk is expected to pass about 50 miles to the north of Barbados between tomorrow morning and tomorrow afternoon. These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
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