Storm watch: 2 pm bulletin Tropical Storm Kirk

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Barbados, Dominica, St Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe have all found themselves under a Tropical Storm Warning as the rejuvenated Tropical Storm Kirk makes its way towards the Windward Islands.

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is on a path to dump heavy rains that could bring risky flooding to the eastern Caribbean.

You can count on the NBC2 Hurricane Tracking Team to alert you first on any breaking developments with Tropical Storm Kirk. Storms located to the east and northeast of the center of the regenerating tropical storm had rainfall at a rate of over 69 mm (2.7 inches) per hour.

"Sustained surface winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with gusts to storm force are expected to spread across Barbados starting tonight and persisting into tomorrow". A watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. "We are still in the peak of the 2018 hurricane season, Virgin Islanders must continue to remain vigilant and prepared".

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Wind: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area by Thursday afternoon, making outside preparations hard or unsafe.

But, a sea advisory has been issued for the territory and the DDM said the advisory can increase to a "Warning" as Kirk gets closer on Friday. A small-craft warning means in this case that mean wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 62 km/h) and/or seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) will be affecting the marine area. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Thursday afternoon.

The NHC noted that an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is investigating the storm Wednesday morning. "These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides", the center warned.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic, the remnants of Leslie continue to reorganize.

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