Tropical Storm Kirk speeds up as it moves west across the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kirk Forms, Has Sustained Winds at 40 mph and is Moving West at 14 MPH |

A non-tropical low pressure system is located about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

Kirk is the 11th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts until November 30. A westward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to continue through tonight.

Leslie, which has 40 mph winds, has changed little in strength over the past 24 hours, according to the NHC in its 5 a.m. update.

Environmental conditions are forecast to become slightly more conducive for development during the next couple of days while the system moves west-northwest.

Some intensification is possible this weekend, but vertical wind shear may increase next week possibly limiting additional strengthening.

Late last week, Andrew Barksdale, a spokesman for the DOT, in answer to a query from The Robesonian said that it was uncertain how long I-95 could be closed, but said it might be as late as October 10.

Meanwhile, newly named Subtropical Storm Leslie is crawling toward the west in the middle of the Atlantic. It has since turned south and now moves in a westward direction.

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There are no coastal watches or warnings associated with Leslie. But forecasters said Kirk could degenerate into a trough of low pressure as it moves quickly across the tropical central Atlantic over the next several days.

"Tropical storm force winds will likely be limited very near to the centre with thunderstorms embedded in the rain bands".

According to the discussion: "Leslie is embedded within very light steering currents, and most likely the cyclone will be meandering today and tomorrow".

Tropical Depression Eleven was located 440 miles east of the Windward Islands. So at this point, Kirk is expected to stay a tropical storm.

Portions of the road have been closed since September 15, just one day after Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wilmington.

Officials in North and SC warn that the flooding danger is far from over, with SC ordering evacuations there as rivers rise. "Due to this, travel isn't recommended south of USA 64", it added.

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