Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic

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5 p.m. UPDATE: Tropical Storm Kirk continues on its rapid westward trek across the tropical Atlantic, speeding due west at 23 miles per hour, according to the latest National Hurricane Center advisory.

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

Meanwhile, Subtropical Storm Leslie formed in the North Atlantic on Sunday morning.

However, Barbados is likely to experience moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds from the system as it moves across the island chain late Monday into Tuesday. It was not clear what the system would be named if it became a tropical storm.

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Satellite imagery of a disturbance expected to enter the Caribbean late Thursday showed the storm "increasingly disheveled" late Sunday. At that time, the system will be moving westward and then northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, according to the center.

"Little change in strength is forecast during the next day or so, but Leslie is forecast to strengthen when it merges with a frontal system in two to three days", the hurricane center added.

Tropical Depression Eleven is now about 440 miles east of the Windward Islands with sustained winds of 30 mph, and moving northwest at 3 mph. Though forecast revealed sustaining winds throughout this week, no warnings for the coastal areas have been issued so far. The depression had been approaching the Lesser Antilles but thanks to hostile winds only a cyclonic wisp of clouds remained.

We are also continuing to track two tropical waves in the Central Atlantic. The low near Bermuda may move toward the southeast coast. "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".

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