Tropical Depression Kirk weakens in Atlantic Ocean
Tropical Storm Kirk picked up speed in the Atlantic Ocean Sunday, but late Sunday its winds fell to just below tropical storm force level.
As of the 11 p.m. National Hurricane Center advisory, Kirk’s sustained winds measured 35 mph and extended 70 miles north of the storm’s center. The westward movement speed had increased to 25 mph when it was 835 miles west southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.
“It is possible that Kirk could degenerate into a trough of low pressure during the next day or two while it moves quickly across the tropical central Atlantic,” the public advisory says.
The projected track has Kirk threatening the group of islands that includes Montserrat, Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Grenada around Friday.
The next advisory on Kirk is expected at 5 a.m. Monday.